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Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2015
Question: WHAT MEDICINE CAN I USE TO TREAT A RED HOT /SAME AS A CAMP FIRE BITE AFTER 2-3 DAYS? IN ORAY, CO. OR SIMULAR BITES IN XXXXXXX MTS. TO INJECT WHEN ON A MT. TOP?

IS BACTERIOSTATIC SODIUM CHLORIDE USP 0.9% A GOOD PRODUCT TO USE TO TREAT THIS?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly describe in detail.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

If I correctly understood you want to know the treatment of XXXXXXX tick bite. I advise you to remove the tick with help of tweezers. If you have fever and pain you can take acetaminophen to relieve pain. You can apply ice packs on the lesion. Kindly describe your problem in detail for me to answer.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sheetal Verma (51 minutes later)
WHAT MEDICINE CAN I USE TO TREAT A RED HOT /SAME AS A CAMP FIRE BITE AFTER 2-3 DAYS? WAS BIT IN ORAY, XXXXXXX OR FOR SIMULAR BITES IN XXXXXXX MTS. TO INJECT WHEN ON A MT. TOP?

MY QUESTION IS WHAT MEDICINE SHOULD I BUY TO USE IF I AM BIT AND THIS SAME THING HAPPENS AGAIN AS ABOVE?

THIS WAS ABOUT THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVR HAPPENED TO ME, THAT IS WHY I AM ASKING?

I WAS TREATED IN TELLURIDE XXXXXXX FOR THIS WHEN IT HAPPENED AND WAS OPERATED ON.

Age: 59


Visited a Doctor: Yes

Medications Tried: IN TELLURIDE COLLORADO THE DOCTOR CUT INTO IT AND CUT THE PUSS POCKETS AND DRAINED IT I GUESS AND PUT ME ON PERSCRIPTION MEDS. I WAS FACED DOWN WHEN HE OPPERATED ON ME FOR THE BITE.
BUT I AM GOING AGAIN AND NEED THE HELP TO REMEDY THIS IF IT HAPPENES AGAIN MYSELF. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT DRUG TO INJECT THAT WILL WORK FOR THIS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW ASK A DOCTOR THERE. THANKS
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Topical steroid and antihistaminics.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
For all tick bites, local cleansing with soap and water is advised and antibiotic steroid cream may be applied. If the bite area develops itching, preparations containing diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are recommended. Topical application with hydrocortisone 1% or blephamide for application on bite site. Oral intake of antihistamine to reduce allergy like cetrizine or allegra or loradatine once is beneficial.

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Suggest treatment for tick bites

Brief Answer: Kindly describe in detail. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. If I correctly understood you want to know the treatment of XXXXXXX tick bite. I advise you to remove the tick with help of tweezers. If you have fever and pain you can take acetaminophen to relieve pain. You can apply ice packs on the lesion. Kindly describe your problem in detail for me to answer. Take care.