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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.

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Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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