Child bitten by tick

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
A very good friend's grandson was bitten by a tick.  His parents discovered it and pulled it out. However the mouth parts stayed embedded.  The tick fell apart when it was pulled out.  The parents think the tick was in less than a day but cannot be sure. 
The pediatrician said to leave the mouth parts in since they were so embedded.
The pediatrician prescribed amoxicillin ( not sure of the dose of the length of time to be taken).
Any ideas out there much appreciated.  The child is three years old.
Please help, my friend is very nervous for her grandchild.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
it is very inportent to watch it closely as the body can grow back. i have been told this many time as a kid when i moved to tennesse. i am so sorry this happened to the child. my prayers go out to your friends

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