It is best to avoid exposure to ticks or use insecticide spray on shoes, socks and trousers when walking in the country. Immediately remove any ticks found on the skin.
Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 5 days is effective. However, it should only be used for severe infections in children under 7 years of age as it may stain the teeth.
Chloromycetin can be used in children under 7 years.