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gigimac
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I just awoke from a nap by a pinching sensation on my thigh. I reached down to check and felt something tiny and hard under my nail. Sure enough it is a tiny SOB tick.

I am soo upset, I want to cry. I have done such a good job evading these things.


What should I do?? Immediately take doxy? I am already on abx off and on, whatever i can tolerate.

This sucks big time. I still have the tick, should I get it tested?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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gigimac-that's terrible!

Homeopathic remedies as per Buhner.

Apis mellifica

Ledum P

Are homeopathic remedies Buhner recommends for a recent tick bite.
I can not for the life of me find my healing lyme book.

If you have a copy, you can find the info for dosing in there.

If it was me, I would send the tick for testing, only because I'd want a head's up on any new bacterial additions.

Can you call your llmd?

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I would get some doxy tomorrow. UGH!! I'm so sorry to hear!!!

Since you are on abx, that will help.

Tick testing is no better than human testing. May not be worth testing it. You have to pay for each coinfection separately. It's about $55 per disease.

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Tick testing is useless. I would treat and not rely on inaccurate testing results. Why chance it....
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Topical abx on the bite site (OTC may not be strong enough but it's better than nothing!) will kill the local bacteria and prevent some of it from entering systemic circulation.

If you can tolerate them, yes, you should get on abx immediately.

So sorry about this!

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boxer mom, where would one get topical abx rx? A dr.? I have doxy I can take tonight. I have azithromycin too and I will try the otc cream since it is all I have.

Is there anything besides doxy that is good to take?

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Is she referring to something like Neosporin?

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It sucks because i just quit doxy because it makes me barf half of the time but I am gonna take it anyway.

I have a script for minocycline I am going to fill it soon. What would be a good second choice if I can't keep the doxy down?


I put some neosporin on it and will take doxy. I hate where I live right now. It is mosquitoe and tick central!!

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I would start salt/c ASAP! The sea salt kills the bb. Check with the lymestrategies group for more suggestions. Some antiparasitic herbs such as Parastroy might also be a good idea.

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I don't know anything about Rx topical abx. Doubt we could get them anyway.

Keep applying the OTC one! Can't hurt and it might help!

Yes, switch to Mino if you can't take Doxy. Do you have Amoxicillin? That's what they give kiddos who are too young for the tetracyclines.

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I would take Art to cover for Babesia, too.

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My doc wanted to put me on amoxi but i had a rash in response to (or at least at the same time i took it) penicillin so i am afraid I could be allergic. I really wanna try amoxi since I have had problems with doxy but scared I could have a reaction.

My doc recommended Art as well since I tested positive for babs. I haven't gotten around to ordering it yet. i guess this is some extra motivation.

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