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A 31-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for lyme disease fever to go down with oral antibiotic therapy?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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. If the disease had progressed further before treatment was initiated, it may take a lot longer to become fever free - even 10-14 days. Make sure you don't skip doses and let your doc know if any new symptoms or you're not feeling better.
Last updated Apr 24, 2021


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