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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
21M people helped
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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria that is transmitted by tick bites. Symptoms after initial infection include fever, headache, fatigue, and a circular rash that looks like a bull's eye target. Untreated Lyme disease can damage the heart, ...Read more


Dr. Saul Hymes
Board Certified, Pediatric Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
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Lyme disease treatment?

Dr. Saul Hymes
Board Certified, Pediatric Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
342K people helped
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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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Su Fairchild
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
19 years in practice
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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Dr. Su Fairchild
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (early)?

Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
10M people helped
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Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
10M people helped

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

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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What to expect during my Lyme disease treatment?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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A cure: Hopefully, a cure of the disease.

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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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What is your views on diagnosis/ treatment for late stage (untreated) Lyme disease? Have had symptoms 5yrs and now getting Diagnosis. Thoughts on it?

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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Make: sure diagnosis is correct as many confuse results in Western Blot. Chronic symptoms could include non-infectious arthritis that could be treated similarly to RA. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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What is the main treatment for cronic Lyme disease?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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Specific antibiotic: First, assure the diagnosis. Then specific antibiotic, dependent on allergy history. ...Read more

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