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Tammy N.
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I'm gathering opinions on what is the best thing to do for a 14 year old child who had a tiny tick attached.
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See pages 18-19 of the Guidelines:

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

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Hi Tammy:

From my fuzzy memory when Dr. J was asked this question he indicated he would recommend 6 weeks of doxy as a precaution.

Not sure of dosage level.

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Judie
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Hi Tammy, I wanted to send you info, but your mailbox is full.
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Tammy N.
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Thanks everyone.

I think Doxy is necessary.

What about also adding Zith for Bart? And artemisinin for Babs? Would you add these in for your child? Or is it too much, especially when you don't know if they even picked up an infection?

I'd really appreciate opinions.

Julie - I deleted a few in my box.

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t9im - I think Dr. J's recommendation was more like 2-3 months of abx.
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Tammy N.
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Do you think he did combo treatment, or just Doxy?
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My recollection with Dr. J was from last months Lyme symposium at the UNH.

I don't believe Dr. J would treat longer than the 6 weeks from a precautionary standpoint unless there are symptoms.

Doxy is good against a couple of the co infections (for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is recommended even in children under 8).

Not all ticks carry borrelia but we know they always carry something.

When Dr. Sapi did a tick drag in 6 Fairfield County towns back in 2009 time frame the borrelia samples were 60 to 90% (depending on the town) and Babesia was 80 to 90% depending on the town.

This was a much higher % than what the state lab was seeing when they tested ticks (testing for borrelia only) sent in by people who were bitten (the amount ranged from 30 to 40% depending on the year).

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Get it Right! Treat The Bite!

www.TreatTheBite.com

Here is a direct link to the treatment recommendations.

https://sites.google.com/site/getitrighttreatthebite/ticks/treat-the-bite

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Once a child is over 12, they are usually classified as an adult in terms of prescribing.There are some exceptions though where the dosing of certain drugs is based on body weight http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/prescribing-for-children
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Tammy N.
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Thanks everybody.
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