Treatments for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) in Children

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The first step to treating RMSF is carefully removing the tick. After that, antibiotics are given to cure the infection. Complications are rare, but could include death. Once you child has the infection, she cannot get it again.

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