Tonight before bed, DD told me her head hurt and when I checked discovered a tick. I know zilch about them so after some googling, discovered it was a female deer tick who had yet to have a "blood meal". We removed the tick but part of the head is still embedded so we're headed to the pedi in the morning. From our phone conversation, I know he is in favor of treating with antibiotics. I always follow my instincts and usually they tell me to stay away from abx. Neither of my daughters has ever taken any. But my gut tells me to take the abx but I know it's just because I'm uninformed about ticks and lyme disease. I've tried searching for information but can't find much.
If we opt to not take the abx, is there anything we can do to boost her immune system to combat the Lyme disease carrying bacteria?
If we opt to take the abx, is there anything we can do to lessen the impact they have on my daughter's body?
I'm feeling quite lost so any guidance, advice or "I've been there" stories would be much appreciated. Thanks =)