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Once you have Lyme disease do you always have it or will it go away fully with antibiotics?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lyme Disease

Very difficult to answer. At least 3 weeks of antibiotics are recommended but there can be variable responses to treatment.
Some people are treated and have no lingering symptoms, others can have many.

In brief: Lyme Disease

Very difficult to answer. At least 3 weeks of antibiotics are recommended but there can be variable responses to treatment.
Some people are treated and have no lingering symptoms, others can have many.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Infection goes away

Treatment approaches to lyme disease are sometimes controversial.
Most lyme disease is easily cured with routine antibiotics prescribed by a doctor familiar with lyme. Late stage lyme disease occurring after initial treatment is usually due to a repeat infection. Persistent symptoms after antibiotics (post lyme syndrome) are not fixed by additional antibiotics & requires further medical research.

In brief: Infection goes away

Treatment approaches to lyme disease are sometimes controversial.
Most lyme disease is easily cured with routine antibiotics prescribed by a doctor familiar with lyme. Late stage lyme disease occurring after initial treatment is usually due to a repeat infection. Persistent symptoms after antibiotics (post lyme syndrome) are not fixed by additional antibiotics & requires further medical research.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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