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how long does it take doxycycline to work for lymes disease?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
3-30 days: You will usually start responding within 72 hours (3 days). Full treatment often takes 30 days.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2019

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