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My husband has a tick bite on the top of his foot that has

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my husband has a tick bite on the top of his foot that has the top of his foot swelled. The protocal is the antibotic doxicyclene. my question is should I take him to the ER today to get him started on the doxicyclene, or can this wait till tuesday, when we can see our primary care doctor?
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Doctor: DR.EHTISHAM, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Sorry to hear about this

Doxycycline should e started at the earliest ideally within 72 hours of removal of the tick. The IDSA (infectious disease society of America) recommends that the prophylaxis for Lyme disease should be started within 72 hour of such exposure . But the earlier you get doxycycline the lesser are the chances of getting an infection. So my advise would be to go to an urgent care for a prescription of Doxycycline

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