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Old 10-25-2019, 04:11 PM
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Right. That's exactly the problem - that's a bad practice.

Docs shouldn't be over-prescribing antibiotics like that.
So you are suggesting that people shouldn't take antibiotics after getting bit by a tick? I think that taking antibiotics is much safer than not, but I'm no expert. Symptoms can takes weeks to develop, and by the time they do you may have become infected to the point that treatment becomes much harder.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:16 PM
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:24 PM
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So you are suggesting that people shouldn't take antibiotics after getting bit by a tick? I think that taking antibiotics is much safer than not, but I'm no expert. Symptoms can takes weeks to develop, and by the time they do you may have become infected to the point that treatment becomes much harder.
I am suggesting that people should not have their own supply of antibiotics that they take whenever they feel it is warranted (like you recommended they do), since they are not doctors.

I don't fault you for listening to your doctors that prescribed 2 as preventative treatment.

That said, I believe the current consensus in the medical community would be that it's not the best practice. We are understanding better now the effect that years of over prescribing antibiotics has had, and there is a push to stop doing it. I think taking doxycycline just because you got bit is classic over-prescribing.

It's representative of American healthcare in general: who cares whether you actually need it, prescribe it (and charge for it) anyway.

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Old 10-25-2019, 05:47 PM
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Don't be anti vax, kids.
Antibiotics are not vaccinations. And vice versa.

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Old 10-25-2019, 05:51 PM
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Current recommendations from the CDC:

In areas that are highly endemic for Lyme disease, a single prophylactic dose of doxycycline (200 mg for adults or 4.4 mg/kg for children of any age weighing less than 45 kg) may be used to reduce the risk of acquiring Lyme disease after the bite of a high risk tick bite. Benefits of prophylaxis may outweigh risks when all of the following circumstances are present:
Doxycycline is not contraindicated.
The attached tick can be identified as an adult or nymphal I. scapularis tick.
The estimated time of attachment is ≥36 h based on the degree of tick engorgement with blood or likely time of exposure to the tick.
Prophylaxis can be started within 72 h of tick removal.
Lyme disease is common in the county or state where the tick bite occurred (i.e., CT, DE, DC, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV).

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Old 10-25-2019, 07:36 PM
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Lyme disease tests are not in the bible so he doesn't trust them.
The lyme test doesn't show anything until you've already had it a month, and even then there are lots of false negatives.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:44 PM
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This is terrible advice. Yes, antibiotics will clear up your rash, etc, but telling people to get a supply of antibiotics and just take them whenever is irresponsible.

The over-prescription of antibiotics is already a huge issue, we don't need people taking them when they don't need to (like if you get bit but have no rash or symptoms).

The overuse of antibiotics just leads to more antibiotic resistant diseases.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2...criptions.html
Taking a couple doses of doxy anytime you find a deer tick attached to you that was probably there for a day or more actually reduces the total amount of antibiotics taken, since if you let it go until you get full blown lyme, you'll be taking doxy twice a day for a month.

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:07 PM
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Current recommendations from the CDC:

In areas that are highly endemic for Lyme disease, a single prophylactic dose of doxycycline (200 mg for adults or 4.4 mg/kg for children of any age weighing less than 45 kg) may be used to reduce the risk of acquiring Lyme disease after the bite of a high risk tick bite. Benefits of prophylaxis may outweigh risks when all of the following circumstances are present:
Doxycycline is not contraindicated.
The attached tick can be identified as an adult or nymphal I. scapularis tick.
The estimated time of attachment is ≥36 h based on the degree of tick engorgement with blood or likely time of exposure to the tick.
Prophylaxis can be started within 72 h of tick removal.
Lyme disease is common in the county or state where the tick bite occurred (i.e., CT, DE, DC, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV).
OH is forgotten, also very common there too.

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Antibiotics are not vaccinations. And vice versa.
Don't be vacs dumb people.
 

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:22 PM
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A friend of mine almost died from a tick bite. It isn't something to **** with. The bacteria can be VERY BAD. The only way to get better is to go to the doctor. You can't kill the bacteria with idiotic natural remedies, and any so called natural "doctor" that doesn't send someone with symptoms of lyme disease straight to real medical doctor should be drug out into the street and forced to suffer the bites of 1000 ticks. Ricky is going to be straight up ****ed and will possibly be dead if he doesn't go to the doctor. what a friggin moron.

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