Treatment For Ehrlichia Or Ehrlichiosis In Dogs & HumansEhrlichiosis infections require antibiotic treatments, but many antibiotics are ineffective against ehrlichia bacteria due to lack of cell penetration. Tetracycline or Doxycycline treatment however is effective.
Doxycycline or Tetracycline Antibiotic TreatmentsDoxycycline or Tetracycline is normally the first antibiotic treatments used for suspected cases of ehrlichia or ehrlichiosis infections in both adults and children alike, as well as dogs and other animals infected with the ehrlichia bacteria.
Adults with ehrlichiosis are usually prescribed or treated with 100mg doses of doxycycline every 12 hours, while children under 100 Lbs are normally prescribed and treated with 2.2mg per kilogram of body weight twice daily.
Antibiotic treatments should continue for at least three days after the subsiding fever to make sure the ehrlichia bacterial infection is completely gone.
Other Antibiotic TreatmentsThe usage of antibiotic treatments other than doxycycline or tetracyclines or ehrlichiosis infections are associated with higher risks of complications and fatalities.