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    Default Possible New Lyme's Disease Vaccine

    A new Lyme's disease vaccine is entering clinical trials:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...rial-rcna41740
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    All that's needed now are vaccines for the other 10-15 diseases spread by ticks.
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    Yeah, another experimental vaccine!!! Where do we line up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by wornoutboots View Post
    Yeah, another experimental vaccine!!! Where do we line up??
    In Pennsylvania, apparently, the nearest trial site to me, in southeast Tennessee. Unfortunately.
    Scoff all you want but all approved drugs were once experimental. I, for one, think a safe and effective lyme disease vaccine would be great. As well as any other preventions or treatments for other tick-related diseases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Zone View Post
    I, for one, think a safe and effective lyme disease vaccine would be great. As well as any other preventions or treatments for other tick-related diseases.
    Whenever I have an embedded tick, I ALWAYS call my doc when I leave the forest & she immediately calls in a script for me. I forget what the med is? It's that simple for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wornoutboots View Post
    Whenever I have an embedded tick, I ALWAYS call my doc when I leave the forest & she immediately calls in a script for me. I forget what the med is? It's that simple for me.
    For early Lyme disease, a short course of oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin, cures the majority of cases.

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    Doxycycline is the normal treatment. Major caveat is that Doxy causes the user to have a major increase in sunlight sensitivity so no hiking until off the Doxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Doxycycline is the normal treatment. Major caveat is that Doxy causes the user to have a major increase in sunlight sensitivity so no hiking until off the Doxy
    I've backpacked in the middle of taking a full course of Doxy. I rate the experience 0/10 Stars, do not recommend.

    It's impractical for me to join the clinical trial, but I'll gladly get the Lyme jab as soon as it's available.
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