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Lyme Disease (cont.)

Medications

  • Doctors will treat primary or early Lyme disease with oral antibiotics including doxycycline, penicillins, or erythromycin.
  • Doctors may treat cases of neurological, heart, or arthritic Lyme disease with intravenous antibiotics in the hospital or as an outpatient.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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