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Treatments for Lyme Disease

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Treatments for Lyme Disease

The treatment for Lyme disease depends on when it is diagnosed. It also depends on if there are any complications. In all stages, medicines are used. Medicines will eliminate the disease or ease the symptoms and complications.

Treatment involves the following:


  • Lantos PM, Rumbaugh J, et al. Clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021;73(1):1-9.
  • Lyme disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/lyme-disease. Accessed November 15, 2021.
  • Lyme disease treatment. Lyme Disease website. Available at: https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/lyme-disease/treatment. Accessed November 15, 2021.
  • Treatment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/treatment/index.html. Accessed November 15, 2021.


  • David L. Horn, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.