Doxycycline treatment, following a tick bite, gives good results. This antibiotic is referred to as a tetracycline and has a broad spectrum of actions. It affects gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The effectiveness of the drug has repeatedly been proven; therefore it is used to treat various diseases carried by dangerous insects.
The drug is prescribed when tests reveal a Borrelia bacterium. Only an experienced doctor should determine dosage, so self-treatment, in this case, is unacceptable. In determining the dose and duration of the course, the specialist takes into account the patient’s condition and age. If the tick bites a pregnant woman, they should immediately consult a doctor.
There are different pharmaceutical forms of antibiotic Doxycycline:
- powder in ampoules of 100 mg as a solution for injection;
- capsules of 100 mg in a blister;
- Doxycycline 100 mg tablets.
- To get the best results after a tick bite, you need to take a daily average dose of Doxycycline or divide it into two doses and drink them with a 12-hour break. Portions of a smaller size will not achieve results.
To minimize the harm of the intestinal microflora, you need to take an antibiotic after eating. In case of prevention, it is important to drink more water. The drug reacts with calcium, which is contained in the body, so you cannot drink the antibiotic with milk or other similar drinks to get the benefits.
Doxycycline does not harm the digestive system and the body as a whole.
It is important to follow simple rules when taking it:
- you shouldn’t drink alcohol;
- don’t take products that irritate the mucous membranes;
- Doxycycline cannot be combined with some drugs, especially vitamins;
- after treatment, you need to take a course of prebiotics and probiotics.
Doxycycline is especially dangerous in combination with alcohol. Under the influence of an antibiotic, the toxic effect of alcohol is amplified many times, so the patient becomes drunker and has other violations:
- severe vomiting;
- stool disorder;
- violation of coordination of movements;
- intense headaches.
After a tick bite, Doxycycline can be used with an injection. The drug must be injected within three days after the incident. If this time expires, other medications are prescribed.
Inexperienced doctors prescribe a dose of Doxycycline if the patient reveals the development of borreliosis, according to the results of the tests. In fact, if it’s been three days since the bite, such an injection will be useless. The antibiotic has an exclusively preventive effect. Reassessing the effectiveness of the drug by incompetent doctors can harm a person, so only contact proven specialists.