how long do you take antibiotics for lyme before feeling better

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

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease
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Yes


Both syphilis and Lyme disease are treatable and curable with antibiotics. In the case of syphilis, intravenous or intramuscular penicillin is used. For Lyme disease, oral doxycycline or intravenous ceftriaxone are used.
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I'm just wondering, if you are infected with syphilis and lyme disease would regular antibiotic treatment work?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology
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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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Is hospitalization needed for chronic lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?

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Not necessarily


not necessarily
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Skin Health

Do's And Don'ts

For a bull's eye rash on the skin, at least get checked for Lyme disease.

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Dr. Hashmat A. Rajput
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I was diagnosed with lyme disease in June of 2012. I had an antibiotic treatment and now Ive noticed arthritic symptoms. Can I still have the disease?

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It is possible that you are still infected or have been reinfected. Certainly, post=Lyme joint-pain is not unknown. Even after the infection is controlled, there are sometimes sequallae that remain. You may need to see an infectious disease specialist, who is the expert in detecting and then treating some of the more difficult maladies
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How long on antibiotics for lyme will you start feeling better?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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3-4 days


In the treatment of primary Lyme disease, one should be improving within 3-4 days after beginning antibiotics.
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Interesting Fact

If you take 200mg doxycycline or minocycline after removal of a tick, you will not get Lyme disease.

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

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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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.
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Can Lyme disease cause anxiety attacks and nervousness. A feeling that your not yourself. Maybe like a panic attack. Can antibotic help?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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Indeed it can


There are a few ways that psychological symptoms can arise in Lyme Disease - the disease causes increased pressure in the head which affects blood flow and oxygen and causes all sorts of cognitive/emotional disturbances. The might only last awhile, but they may recur. Antibiotics may or may not help - that's Lyme, right? A link: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter
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How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
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Lyme


First you need to make sure you have an infection w/Lyme. You should see an infectious diseases physician & have a proper workup for the presence of the disease. There are published guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the management of this infection & in order to make some semblance of clarity on treating the disease these guidelines are the best evidence based practice
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Is there anything I can take to prevent yeast infections? I am going to be on strong antibiotics for Lyme & 2 co-einfections for a long time.

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease
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Get a 2nd opinion


The best way to prevent yeast infection is to avoid unnecessary antibiotics. Proper treatment of Lyme Disease & other tick borne infections can usually be achieved in about 2-3 weeks - if treatment is prescribed >4 weeks consider a 2nd opinion with another expert (it never hurts to ask). Alert your doctor of any new symptoms of yeast ASAP rather than take a preventive antifungal for yeast.
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What are the antibiotics for lyme disease?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease

Several options


In adults, doxycycline is the most common drug used to treat early Lyme disease, though there are other options. Ceftriaxone is the most common drug used to treat later stages.
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