Tick bite on 5-year-old -- question

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Dahlias
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   Posted 5/14/2018 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Changing this question a bit ...

While I was away on Saturday (two days ago), my husband pulled a tick off of our 5-year-old. He bungled the removal, broke off the head, and lost the tick, so we can't get it tested. No rash or other symptoms currently.

I'm in the better safe than sorry camp and want to treat just in case. He doesn't want to treat "on a whim." What do YOU do for your family?

ILADS guidelines I believe are treating prophylactically for 20 days. For a child I guess that would mean three weeks of amoxicillin?

I made an appointment with our PCP for this afternoon. I will ask for a prescription, but how hard should I fight?

Also, he's been bitten before. Let's say this tick wasn't infected but he has Lyme lurking in his body from before. Could treating stir that up and cause trouble?

Post Edited (Dahlias) : 5/14/2018 6:18:28 AM (GMT-6)


Girlie
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   Posted 5/14/2018 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Did your husband get the head of the tick out?

I believe it’s actually 28 days of treatment.

Good question about previous exposure - but I don’t think you should ignore this bite because of that possibility.
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goshawk
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   Posted 5/14/2018 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
If you still have the messed up tick or head give "tick report" a call.. I think they can still test it.

Dahlias
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   Posted 5/14/2018 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie, he removed the head. Goshawk, he didn't save any of it.

The doctor gave us a prescription for Cefdinir for 6 days.

Girlie
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   Posted 5/14/2018 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Dahlias said...
Girlie, he removed the head. Goshawk, he didn't save any of it.

The doctor gave us a prescription for Cefdinir for 6 days.



Well, maybe make an appt. with someone at your clinic...for the next time you're going? Is it coming up soon?
Then if she has no symptoms ...you can always cancel the appt...but if she does...then she will get treatment.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Dahlias
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   Posted 5/14/2018 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I could do that, thanks!
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Girlie
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   Posted 5/14/2018 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry - I said “she” but it’s your son
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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