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Tick bites are potentially dangerous. Ticks are animal parasites: obtaining the nutrients needed by sucking animal blood. Man can also be a victim at times, with the periods of greater risk being spring and summer. Ticks can, to this end, transmit serious diseases like rickets, viral meningoencephalitis (TBE) and Lyme borreliosis.

Hello, I had a tick bite 3 days ago, redness in the area where tick was spiked is stopped, but I feel only a little swelling under the bite? So far I have not had the appearance of fever. I did antibiotic treatment ... twice a day for 2 days, it's all right, or should I take again the antibiotic?

Dear friend, thank you for your message. In fact, if the tick is only partially removed, rostrum (the organ fixed to the skin) remains embedded in the skin and it is possible a reaction from foreign body that resolved slowly over time. Antibiotic treatment (amoxicillin or tetracycline) reduces the risk of infection by spirochete, associated with the puncture. Best regards. Dr. Luigi Naldi - GISED coordinator

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