Treating Lyme disease
See your local pharmacist for treatment if:
- You were bit by a tick, and it may have been attached for 24 hours or more AND
- It has been less than 72 hours since you removed the tick
See a health care provider as early as possible if:
- You have symptoms OR
- You feel unwell in the weeks following a bite OR
- You feel unwell and have recently been in an area where ticks may live (even if no bite is evident)
Tell your health care provider about your tick bite or where you were. If you were bitten and saved the tick, bring it to your medical appointment.
The earlier treatment is received, the better. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics.