The type of antibiotic your doctor gives you and the number
of days you take it will depend on your symptoms and the stage of the disease. Talk
to your doctor if you have any questions about your antibiotic
Antibiotics. These may be used for achy joints caused by chronic Lyme arthritis. But
joints that have been badly damaged by Lyme arthritis may take a long time to
get better, or antibiotics may not improve symptoms.
antibiotics. These are commonly used to treat
nervous system problems such as tingling and numbness
or conditions such as
Antibiotics plus other treatments. These are used to
help people who develop serious heart problems, such as severe
irregular heartbeat or
pericarditis, from Lyme disease. But these problems are extremely
rare. Heart problems may start getting better on their own, even before
antibiotics or other treatment has started.
People with partial
facial paralysis as a result of Lyme disease may improve on their own without
Even after successful
treatment for Lyme disease, you can get it again. So it is important to
continue to protect yourself against tick bites.
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August 21, 2012
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