Treatments for Lyme Disease
General Treatment Guidelines
The specific treatment for Lyme disease depends on how long you’ve had the disease, when it is diagnosed, and whether there are any complications. In all stages, medications are used to kill the Lyme bacteria in the body in an effort to eliminate the disease or reduce the symptoms and complications.
Treatment involves the following:
There are no surgical options for the treatment of Lyme disease.
Frequently asked questions. American Lyme Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.aldf.com/faq.shtml . Accessed October 5, 2008.
Lyme disease. Lyme Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.lyme.org/otherdis/ld.html . Accessed October 5, 2008.
Lyme disease. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/lymeDisease/ . Accessed October 5, 2008.
Last reviewed August 2008 by ]]>David L. Horn, MD, FACP]]>
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