2 year old treatment recommendations

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chickenfarmer
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   Posted 5/5/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   

We found a deer tick on my 2 year old daughter on 4/25/10 which we believe may have been on her since the 23rd.  We could not get the tick off her so we took her to Patient First.  They removed it and put her on 400mg of Amoxicillin 2x's per day for 10 days as a precaution.  After doing some research on Lyme we asked her Pediatrician for 10 more days of Amoxicillin.  Yesterday (5/4/10) she started having flu like symptoms (tired, no appetite, fever, sensitivity to light, diarrhea, cry able, and nausea).  Her brother was sick with some of these symptoms last week but not all of them.  We are obviously concerned that she may have Lyme, although it could just be that she got whatever her brother had.  We have a call into her Pediatrician to find out what we should do, but I also wanted to find out if anyone had any recommendations on this forum for what the most appropriate treatment would be, and what tests would be appropriate.

 

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GWB
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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry that your two year old was bit by a tick. Did she get a bulls eye rash on her body? I'm afraid, based on what you've shared, that she's already manifesting signs of Lyme disease. The best thing you could do for your daughter is get her to an Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) asap. The sooner this disease is diagnosed and treated the easier it will be to heal from the disease.

Most MD's will under treat and not give the patient enough antibiotics long enough to effectively remove the lyme infection, and very possibly she may have picked up some co-infections too. A LLMD will order a Western Blot test by Igenex (gold standard for Lyme testing) and then when the doctor gets the results he/she will treat the disease (assuming she has it) accordingly.

I cannot emphasize enough to you the importance of getting your daughter to a qualified LLMD asap for testing and possibly treatment if necessary. As good as you pediatrician might be, they are not trained, nor qualified, to diagnose Lyme disease. Many MD's don't take this disease as seriously as it is and as a result this disease gets worse as time goes on and more difficult to treat. It's a horrible, horrible disease, and the sooner it's treated the better your daughter's chances are of getting over it. It's hard enough for an adult to deal with this disease, as I'm sure you've noticed by now from reading the Lyme forum, it's much more difficult for a child who suffers with it.

If you need names of LLMD's in your area, send me an email and I will be glad to send you some information where you can get referrals for a LLMD in your area or nearby.

Gary

Post Edited (GWB) : 5/5/2010 3:05:47 PM (GMT-6)


chickenfarmer
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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
No we never found a rash on her.  I sent you an email, but yes if you can send me some Dr. names that would be great
 
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GWB
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   Posted 5/5/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I sent you an email with the information you requested. Let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Gary
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