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If caught early can antibiotics successfully treat lyme disease?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
YES: Antibiotics are highly successful in treating early lyme disease; the earlier treatment begins after infection the better. However, many doctors give inadequate treatment, such as Doxycycline 100 mg 2x/day for 10 days. Ilads, the professional organization of lyme specialists, advises Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 1 month (or similar). See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.Html.
Dr. Gary Moss
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: The earlier, the better. If you suspect you have lyme disease, seek treatment as soon as possible.

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