Our expert says:
Ehrlichiosis is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by ticks into the patient’s blood. Thus, once the parasite is killed by the antibiotic, there should not be any come backs, unless the patient gets bitten by a tick that carries the parasite again. A four week course of Doxycycline should definitely be enough to kill all the parasites. The only side effect you must be aware of is that the Doxycyline tablet can cause irritation of the oesophagus if given on an empty stomach, so always give the tablet after meals.
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