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If caught early can antibiotics successfully treat Lyme disease?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Gary Moss
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The earlier, the better. If you suspect you have lyme disease, seek treatment as soon as possible.

In brief: Yes
The earlier, the better. If you suspect you have lyme disease, seek treatment as soon as possible.
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss
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