Okay so we found a tick on DS (5 years old) yesterday morning and the doc wants to put him on antibiotics now just in case he may have gotten Lyme disease. The doctor never asked if it was a deer tick or how long it was on. From what I read online Lyme disease is very rare if the tick is removed before 48 hours. We found and removed it Sunday morning and it came from an outdoor Halloween party Saturday evening. We also don't believe the tick had really started to feed at all due to not being engorged at all. I am pretty sure it is an adult male deer tick from all the pictures I have seen online. What would you do? We do not generally believe in giving antibiotics unless absolutely needed. Lyme disease symptoms wouldn't start to show up for about 2 weeks and they are basically the same as the cold/flu and are easily treated if/when they show up generally.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Health
Answer by preacherskid at 12:24 AM on Oct. 26, 2010
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