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how do you get rid of lyme disease

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
Read on: The treatment for lyme is either oral antibiotics like Doxycycline or Ceftin (cefuroxime) or IV antibiotics pending on what stage of lyme.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics depends on the stage of disease.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
A cure: Hopefully, a cure of the disease.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Specific antibiotic: First, assure the diagnosis. Then specific antibiotic, dependent on allergy history.
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