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
To diagnose gout, blood and urine tests are needed but may not always give the answer.
Demonstrating high uric acid in the blood is essential, but you can have a high level of uric acid without having gout. Or you may have normal uric acid levels at the time of a gout attack.
To confirm the presence of gout, fluid drawn from the affected joint may be examined under a special polarizing microscope to see if it shows the characteristic crystals.
X-rays are useful in confirming long-term or chronic...
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.