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The bullseye rash only appears sometimes. The absence of it doesn't mean the child wasn't bitten or didn't get the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.

If I knew my child was bitten by a deer tick I would do the antibiotics. Lyme disease is nothing to mess around with. If you're not sure if she was bitten and you're in a Lyme area, I would suggest the abx.

I'm normally very conservative with abx, but would definitely do it for Lyme concerns.

Just my $0.02
 
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