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how long do you take antibiotics for lyme disease

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days: I usually recommend a full 10 day course.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Words matter: People don't develop antibiotic resistance, certain strains of germs can mutate & thus become resistant. The other germs in the environment are ch ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Some antibiotics: I don't know what you mean by "regular antibiotic treatment." there are specific antibiotics used for each disease.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: It's not cleare what "regular antibiotic treatment" means. Both diseases are infectious in nature and will each respond to antibiuotic therapy. The me ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience Wound care
Lyme disease: It is possible that you are still infected or have been reinfected. Certainly, post=lyme joint-pain is not unknown. Even after the infection is contro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you caught the disease early, in stage 1 with the initial fever and rash, fever should resolve within a couple of days of starting the antibiotic. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days: Usually people start feeling better within the first week.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Call doc!: Call your doctor who prescribed the meds. He can tell you whether your symptoms are due to the meds or something else. He may also be able to adjust ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It could be up: to several weeks. If longer, see a Dr.

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