The following article is a great resource. Please file this away somewhere handy so you can retrieve it if you need it.

https://www.lymedisease.org/tick-bite/

LYME SCI: Help! I’ve gotten a tick bite. Now what?

By Lonnie Marcum

Nov. 2019

We keep being told that early treatment is imperative yet most doctors take the “wait and see” approach which isn’t working. In order to treat each and every tick bite as seriously as a heart attack to avoid perhaps life-long symptoms, I encourage prophylactic treatment. As you read above, ILADS recommends at least 20 days of doxycycline for an acute tick-bite. It’s important to remember that this mono therapy will not cover many of the confections so it’s important to track symptoms and keep in close contact with your doctor – preferably an ILADS-trained doctor who understand the nuances of treatment.