FaithManor Posted July 25, 2012 Share Posted July 25, 2012 The tick was only partially engorged so there is a definite chance he won't contrac it. But, the rash, while not increasing in size (aout the size of the tip of my index finger), is bullseye looking now...tiny center where I can see with a magnifying glass the "teeth" marks and the a small ring around it. Dh has been stubborn, "I feel fine." My response, "Yah. You feel fine until you don't and it can be rather sudden. Then what?" So, since I couldn't get him to make an appointment with a doctor, I called my dear doctor friend in North Africa (over there teaching at a hospital right now) and he's calling in a prescription for doxy (28 days), and I'll shovel it down dh's throat. He says the side effects to doxy aren't common nor are they usually very serious, and he'd rather take a better safe than sorry approach. Though I am normally no fan of prophalxis antibiotics because they've been over-used and now we have super-bugs, in this case, I agree with him. Oh, and dh - ALLERGIC TO BEE STINGS - went out onto that flying field for seven hours WITHOUT HIS EPI-PEN. Which is now completely useless because he left it back in the car at the hotel in 95+ degree heat which means that the epinephrine has broken down. Our insurance refuses to pay for the pens and they cost $75.00. So, not only is the man apparently bent on making me into a nervous nelly, but he's ruined a very expensive prescription to boot. GRRRRRRR......:glare: He is soooooooooooooooooooooooo going to be taking that medicine. He does not want to know the misery I will cause him if he squawks about it. Faith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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