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Lyme Disease Topic Guide

Lyme Disease Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, sometimes referred to as Lyme infection, is a bacterial illness, transmitted to humans by the bite of deer ticks (Ixodes ticks) carrying a bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms and signs include a red bull's-eye rash and flu-like illness in the early stages of Lyme disease. Doctors will treat primary or early Lyme disease with oral antibiotics including doxycycline, penicillins, or erythromycin.

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Lyme Disease Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »