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A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm just wondering, if you are infected with syphilis and lyme disease would regular antibiotic treatment work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
Maybe: It's not cleare what "regular antibiotic treatment" means. Both diseases are infectious in nature and will each respond to antibiuotic therapy. The medicvations used are commonplace antibiotics but the proper ones need to be selected based on the disease.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

If you are infected with syphilis or Lyme disease would regular antibiotic treatment work?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Some antibiotics: I don't know what you mean by "regular antibiotic treatment." there are specific antibiotics used for each disease.
Last updated May 23, 2013

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