Did you know you could do all these things online through EPIC MyChart?

  • schedule an appointment
  • request prescription refills
  • request referrals
  • contact your doctor
  1. First of all, don’t panic! Most tick bites do not transmit Lyme or any other disease.
  2. Don’t worry if the bite site has black flecks in it. Sometimes the mouth parts of the tick remain at the bite site; they do not transmit disease.
  3. Expect the bite site to be red for 7 to 10 days. Apply a dab of antibiotic ointment and a dab of 1% hydrocortisone ointment three times a day for five days to minimize this inflammation.
  4. Please call us if…
    • your child develops a ring-shaped red rash (especially if it is at the bite site) in the month following the bite (note: any rash that appears in the first three days after the bite is very unlikely to be Lyme disease)
    • your child develops fever in the month following the bite
    • your child becomes achy in the month following the bite
    • your child develops joint pain or swelling in the month following the bite
  5. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer!