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Update #41

Unfortunately, when I called the lab to get the results, I was told that the tick was not "test-able." They said the midgut was destroyed, which means they couldn't get a sample out of it to test. Grrrr! The tick was perfectly healthy and alive (crawling) when I sent it in. Nothing I can do about it now.

SO, what do I watch for in my not-so-verbal toddler? No rash as of yet.

And what about testing her? I don't know much about it, other than the fact that the tests are not very accurate (I think?)
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Just a bump in case anyone has any info...
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I would not give antibiotics. I would watch for symptoms and do nothing else. My dd had an engorged deer tick fully embedded in her head for weeks before it finally made it's way out. We live in MN and pull ticks of all summer long and never think much of them.
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