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syphilis lyme disease

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 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.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Both syphilis and lyme disease are treatable and curable with antibiotics. In the case of syphilis, intravenous or intramuscular penicillin is used. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Deer ticks: Deer ticks
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Different stages: You can have the rash called erythema chronicum migrans after the tick bite. This is the intiial acute infection and characteristic rash If it is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
Controversial: Most doctors believe that lyme disease can be cured by antibiotics. There are some who think that lyme can evolve into a chronic state, but this is c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
34 years experience Neurology
See ID.: Need to be evaluated and treated by ID.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Pain, fatigue and...: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue. It o ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flu-like with rash: Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme diseas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: One could develop cardiac, neurologic or arthritic complications.
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