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Lill Doggie
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Hello all. Two days ago we pulled a deer tick from the back of our 19 month old's neck. We're pretty sure, but hardly positive, that it hadn't been on him for more than one day. Took him to the Dr. who advised us to do nothing but prescribed Amoxicillin when pushed. He said the lack of a bullseye rash and suspected short length that the tick was on him meant he'd be fine. To us, the risks of getting Lyme far outweigh the probability that he'll be fine and as we aren't 100% positive that it was only on him for 1 day, we decided to err on the cautious side and do the antibiotics. So! Other that the Amoxicillin (1 TSP 3 times a day at 150 mg), what else do we do? I've been advised to stagger pro-biotics around the Ammox doses to promote healthy bacteria in his digestive system but what else? Thank you and our prayers to everyone battling Lyme's.
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I'm glad you pushed for the meds, that was the right thing to do.

I'd call Dr. J, the pediatric expert on Lyme Disease. If you post in seeking doctors, someone will give you his number. You do want to take care of this NOW.


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If you have the tick, IGeneX is known to be 95%+ accurate on tick-testing. Send it there for peace of mind!!
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welcome doggie; glad you found us but sad to read the beginning of your note. rest i couldn't read since it's long, solid block text.


pleaase edit your post breaking it up; instructions below.


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Hi. I am glad you pushed for the antibiotics.

I would much rather be safe than sorry.

I don't believe a tick has to be attached for 36 hours to transmit diseases.

I've seen a man who let a tick embed on his leg (video) and had a bulls-eye rash in an hour.

That being said, I never had a rash. Never saw the tick that got me.

I believe the treatment is for 4-6 weeks on antibiotics.

Please consult with a LLMD asap to determine the best course for your child.



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Lill Doggie,

Please enable your PMs so you can be reached for an LLMD referral. You do that through your profile.


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