How doyou feel in early stages of Lyme disease?

Not well. Lyme disease presents early with a classic rash which is an expanding circle of redness clearing in the center. There may be fever, chills, malaise, headache, stiff neck, and involvement of joints (arthritis), the heart, and the nervous system may all follow. It is due to a spiral bacteria transmitted by deer ticks (borellia burgdorfii), and should be treated aggressively to prevent long illness.

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Can Lyme disease symptoms recur even when it is caught early?

No. If it effectively treated early in the disease course, recurrence of symptoms is more likely to be a new infection than the same previous bout.

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing early Lyme disease?

Avoid ticks. Wear long sleeves, cover pants with socks. Use insect repellant amd examine your skin for ticks when returning from tick prone areas. If exposed see doctor for examination of tick and early course of antibiotics.
Avoid ticks. Check yourself carefully when you have been out in the brush and remove ticks without squeezing them. If you develop a rash, fever or other suspicious symptoms get seen by a doctor quickly and treated if there is a likelihood of having been infected.

My sister was diagnosed with early Lyme disease. What does this mean?

Seek treatment. Lyme disease is a tick-borne bacterial infection. If treated early, it resolves without future consequences. If not treated early, it can evolve into a chronic problem that is almost impossible to resolve. So if your sister has "early" lyme disease, tell her to seek treatment as soon as possible.
She should recover. Lyme disease is caused by a spiral bacteria called borellia burgdorfii. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks which pick it up from the local woodland animals (deer, rodents). It typically causes a circular rash which clears in the center and spreads outwards, but is also responsible for damage to the heart, nervous system and other areas of body. Easily treated if diagnose early.

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.
Oral antibiotics. Early lyme disease is treated with oral antibiotics there are a few good ones. Doxycycline, ceftin, (cefuroxime) are a few talk with ur dr usually treatments are for 3 to 6 weeks. Probiotics are helpful to protect stomach and boost immune system.

If caught early can antibiotics successfully treat Lyme disease?

YES. Antibiotics are highly successful in treating early lyme disease; the earlier treatment begins after infection the better. However, many doctors give inadequate treatment, such as Doxycycline 100 mg 2x/day for 10 days. Ilads, the professional organization of lyme specialists, advises Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 1 month (or similar). See http://www. Ilads. Org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines. Html.
Yes. The earlier, the better. If you suspect you have lyme disease, seek treatment as soon as possible.

What's the usual medical treatment for early Lyme disease?

Antibiotics. Studies indicate that Azithromycin could be used but was less effective than Ampicillin or Amoxicillin (500 mg three times a day for three weeks). There are other alternatives, particularly if the patient is co-infected with babesia, or other tick-borne pathogens.