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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Azithromycin Gel for Tick Bite as First-Aid

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 7:07 PM Comments

Ticks come out in the spring each year and spread disease from their bites. Thirty percent of them transmit borrelia pathogens, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis that can damage joints and organs.
The disease often goes undetected due to trivial symptoms from tick bite and often ignored.

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Image via Wikipedia;  Bull Eye Pattern of Erythema in Tick Bite

Later on causes joint pain confusing with rheumatism and further delay in diagnosis. Many times it goes to chronic phase, where treatment is difficult.

A type of gel from the antibiotic azithromycin has been developed, which has the power to destroy the pathogen, borelia, if applied immediately after the tick bite.

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