It may be that using a topical gel after a tick bite may be all that is needed to treat Lyme disease in the future.
Maybe... But I see a problem in this automatically because it doesn't address the presence of other tickborne infections...
Researchers Say Local Antibiotic Therapy Stops Lyme Disease
Reinhard Straubinger at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) München has now shown, in an animal model, that application of a gel containing the antibiotic azithromycin to the site of the bite rapidly terminates the infection. The efficacy of this local antibiotic therapy for the treatment of borreliosis in humans is now being tested in a Phase III clinical trial.
Knauer J, et al. Evaluation of the preventive capacities of a topically applied azithromycin formulation against Lyme borreliosis in a murine model. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy online, Sept. 15, 2011.
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