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How do you get rid of lyme disease

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Sometimes: If lyme is treated early (within days of being infected) it is relatively easy to fully eradicate. The longer it has been present before treating, the... Read More
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Absolutely: Most people recover without incident.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Controversial: Doctors disagree on whether "chronic lyme disease" exists at all. It can however take a very long time (weeks to months) for all the symptoms to reso... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Avoid/repel tick: Prevention requires vigalent surveylance if working in areas where the tick is prevailent. Tick repellants on exposed skin, light colored long sleeve ... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. http://www.c... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Lyme disease: There are several antibiotics that are highly effective in treating acute lyme disease. Effects on "chronic" lyme disease are less certain. It should... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Read on: The treatment for lyme is either oral antibiotics like Doxycycline or Ceftin (cefuroxime) or IV antibiotics pending on what stage of lyme.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Oral antibiotics.: The treatment for this is apparently oral antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first choice, while those <12... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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A cure: Hopefully, a cure of the disease.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Oral, IV antibiotics: The treatment for this is apparently oral and IV (intravenous) antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first ch... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Specific antibiotic: First, assure the diagnosis. Then specific antibiotic, dependent on allergy history.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not really but: You can by avoiding tick bits, using an insect repellent containing deet if you are in woods or areas populated by deer ticks and checking your body f... Read More

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