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Can neosporin intake be safe for tick bite?

tick bite did not know he was on me until 3 to 4 days later my wife pulled him completely out now I have a infected area the size of a green pea and redness area the size of a half dollar after initially pulling out the tick I washed with soap applied acohol and the Neosporin next day I applied Benadryl for itching. now wioth some slight oozing I don t know what to do but see a doctor and apply Neosporin again now
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Neosporin is not recommended as the lesion is not infected. You can apply low potency steroid creams like betamethasone for symptomatic relief.

Hope I have answered your queries. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Can neosporin intake be safe for tick bite?

Hello, Neosporin is not recommended as the lesion is not infected. You can apply low potency steroid creams like betamethasone for symptomatic relief. Hope I have answered your queries. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician