Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’ve been bitten by a tick. Should I call my doctor right away?
  • I’ve been bitten by a tick. Do I need any treatment?
  • If I need treatment, which antibiotic is best for me?
  • What tests can you do to ensure that I won’t get sick?
  • What tick or insect repellent should I use for my child?
  • Which tick or insect repellent is best for me?
  • I have HIV. Should I avoid areas where ticks may live?


Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever by C Roscoe, M.D. and T Epperly, M.D. (American Family Physician November 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20051115/2039.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 07/06