CDC: Prophylactic Tactics: Antibiotics after Tick-Bite for Prevention of Tickborne Diseases

CDC: Prophylactic Tactics: Antibiotics after Tick-Bite for Prevention of Tickborne Diseases

In many cases, prophylaxis for Lyme disease after a tick bite is not recommended by medical experts.

In this 2015 review, CDC’s Christina Nelson, MD, MPH, FAAP discusses the circumstances under which antibiotics may be appropriate after a tick bite.

For the latest information, please see the CDC’s page on tick bite prophylaxis.

As a work of the United States government, Dr. Nelson’s review is copyright free and in the public domain.