What do itchy red sores on the thigh indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have three red sores on my thigh that have a bulls I. They are itchy. I suspect they are tick bites. Should I start antibiotics? Will that prevent lyme disease?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Bed bug bite

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like a bed bug bite and not tick bite.
Just apply an antibiotic cream like mupirocine twice daily for a week.
If you are sure that it's a tick bite then you can take a course of doxycycline for 15 days.
It is safe and effective.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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That you Doctor
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Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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