Do you ever get rid of Lyme disease?

Sometimes. If lyme is treated early (within days of being infected) it is relatively easy to fully eradicate. The longer it has been present before treating, the more difficult to eliminate. With good treatment most of those with lyme will eventually become symptom-free, but it is possible that many may still have the borrelia bacteria present in the dormant cyst stage. There is no test to prove a full cure.

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If you ever get rid of Lyme disease, how long will this take?

Controversial. Doctors disagree on whether "chronic lyme disease" exists at all. It can however take a very long time (weeks to months) for all the symptoms to resolve once the infection is removed. Read more...

Is it possible for you to prevent Lyme disease from happening to yourself?

Not really but. You can by avoiding tick bits, using an insect repellent containing deet if you are in woods or areas populated by deer ticks and checking your body for ticks each day. Read more...

Lyme disease treatment?

Lyme disease. There are several antibiotics that are highly effective in treating acute lyme disease. Effects on "chronic" lyme disease are less certain. It should be treated at least 2-3 wks and some recommend a month. Read more...
Depends. Acute lyme is treated differently than chronic lyme. Chronic lyme needs a minimum of two antibiotics as well as other supportive measures. Low dose Naltrexone is one such option. Read more...
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...

What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

Read on. The treatment for lyme is either oral antibiotics like Doxycycline or Ceftin (cefuroxime) or IV antibiotics pending on what stage of lyme. Read more...
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...
Antibiotics. Antibiotics are the treatment for lyme disease. Doxycycline is the drug of choice. It also covers coinfections that might occur with the same tick bite including bartonella, anaplasma, and ehrlichia and mycoplasma infections. Read more...

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...
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. Read more...

What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Oral, IV antibiotics. The treatment for this is apparently oral and IV (intravenous) antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first choice, while those <12 get amoxacillin 50mg/kg/day. This is done for skin as well as the later stages, like joint, heart, and nervous system involvement. Iv therapy is done for nervous and cardiac involvement and includes Ceftriaxone 2g/day. Read more...
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...