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What causes headache after a tick bite?

My hairstylist found a tick in the back of my neck today and removed with tweezers. She applied alcohol to the area. Also I woke up with a bad headache this morning. Should I be put on an antibiotic. I had another tick bite 3years ago and was put on an antibiotic.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
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Hello,

As there is a strong possibility of a bite by a tick which may be unnoticed, I would recommend immediate physician evaluation for the best course of medications in terms of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and supportive care.

Any suspected viral infection via this method must be handled very precisely before they cause major issues to the health system.

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

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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What causes headache after a tick bite?

Hello, As there is a strong possibility of a bite by a tick which may be unnoticed, I would recommend immediate physician evaluation for the best course of medications in terms of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and supportive care. Any suspected viral infection via this method must be handled very precisely before they cause major issues to the health system. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon