How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

My response is. Is in between that of dr. Bolhack and dr. Baker. Lyme disease is not an approved indication for hbot. While the study that dr. Baker referred to sounded promising, i don't believe any conclusive statement can be made.
Unknown. Lyme disease is not one of the approved indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. There are a couple of case reports suggesting improvement from HBO. Facilities which may be doing research on this topic will be willing to treat patients with this condition.
Not effective. There is no evidence that using hyperbaric oxygen is effective in treating lyme disease. The costs can be considerable so beware of false promises and hopes.
Can be very hepful. High oxygen kills the lyme bacteria. In a 1998 study 85% of subjects showed significant improvement by a decrease or elimination of symptoms while 13% weren't helped. While early lyme is readily cured by antibiotics, once lyme is more advanced it is not clear if it can be completely "cured"- patients may become symptom-free but the spirochete may remain in the inactive cyst form. See my comment:.

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