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momintexas
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If you are currently on abx for Lyme, and are bit again, would you be covered?
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I would say no. Ticks can transmit any number of infections and strains. Your current protocol may not cover all possibilities.

I recommend taking every precaution possible to avoid getting bitten.

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You would be covered by whatever THAT abx covers.

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Unless it is a strain that does not respond to that antibiotic.
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Any way to avoid traveling to that area? If you have to, please protect yourself and your family with repellants.
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Oh yes, the repellents are a definite!

Isn't the first choice of abx for a new bite Doxy?

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Yes!

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You would only be covered for lyme and whatever co infection you're currently treating. A tick can bite you and get your lyme and turn around and give it back to you (stronger version) mixed with whatever co infections and parasites the tick has. The sicker the person, the more attractive the person is to the bugs too. Wear white so you can see them.

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I'd say it might be best to be covered in tick repellent! Essential oils...
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