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Lyme disease treatment?

Lyme disease treatment?

Depends: Lyme disease is easily treatable once it is diagnosed, which is sometimes difficult given current testing. Early Lyme is treated with doxycycline for 14-21 days. Disseminated Lyme (meningitis, carditis, Bell's Palsy) is treated 21-28 days and Lyme arthritis, a single swollen joint, is treated 28 days. Later Lyme is either treated with doxycycline or, in more severe cases, IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more

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What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

Antibioitics and...: For early lyme disease antibiotics usually result in a total cure. For longstanding lyme disease antibiotics are the standard recommendation but are not always effective. Many with chronic lyme have co-infections like babesia & bartonella & it is essential to treat those as well. Often herbs, nutrients, homeopathy & other natural therapies are essential to successfully treat chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What does one do if they got treatment for Lyme disease, but still getting same sympthoms and test now coming up negative? Test was wrong 2x last time

What does one do if they got treatment for Lyme disease, but still getting same sympthoms and test now coming up negative? Test was wrong 2x last time

Lyme dz: These may not be Lyme symptoms. Check with doc. Alternatively, Lyme produces immune responses that linger, become chronic. Joints and other tissues can be affected. Requires careful interpretation by doc who sees you frequently. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Depends: Chronic lyme needs to be treated by at least two antibiotics. Other supportive treatments such as herbals, vitamins, and supplements are also useful. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Wear protective clothing when walking in woods
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After walking in woods, have someone else check you all over for ticks
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Remove ticks with tweezers, grab head of tick close to the skin
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Observe tick bites, call doctor if redness or streaks develop
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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (early)?

Oral antibiotics.: The treatment for this is apparently oral antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first choice, while those <12 get amoxacillin 50mg/kg/day. Amoxaciliin 500 mg 3x/day is the second choice for adults. The 3rd and 4th choices for all ages are Cefuroxime axetil 500 mg 2x/day and Erythromycin 250 mg 4x/day respectively. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Yes: Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics depends on the stage of disease. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Get lots of rest.
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void caffeine or other stimulants that may affect sleep quality.
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Avoid alcohol or use in moderation.
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Exercise to your ability when possible being careful not to overdo it.
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I've had Lyme disease for 15 yrs. Never been treated. I am35 waiting on my treatment wht should I expect physically?

Symptoms? : If you are blood test positive (western blot as a confirmatory test) and have no symptoms, it is not clear if you need treatment at all. ...Read more

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