Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Chris | 2010/05/20

Q.

Tick discovered and removed from our 5yr-old!

Any treatment or steps to take before TBF manifests?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is unfortunately no specific treatment that you can use at this stage other than to clean the tick bite site well with Savlon and then to apply Betadine ointment to the bite area.Continue to apply Betadine until the bite heals.If your child complains of a headache or develops a rash on his/her feet take him/her to a doctor immediately.

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