Antibiotic Treatments & Lyme Disease

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Antibiotic treatments are usually prescribed to treat the early stages of Lyme disease as well as decreasing any risk of complications in the future. Antibiotics are the primary form of treatment for bacterial infections. The bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, is what causes Lyme disease.

Treatment of Lyme Disease Symptoms

Antibiotics may also be useful in treating the later stages, particularly if there are accompanying ailments such as heart conditions. Fortunately, Lyme disease is treatable with the proper therapies.* Patients find they can recover quite rapidly from antibiotic treatments. These treatments can last anywhere from eight to twelve weeks, depending on the severity of the symptoms and how advanced the disease is.

These are some of the main types of antibiotics used:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Cefuroxime
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Penicillin
  • Metronidazole

The Stages of Treatment

Early Lyme disease treatment:

  • Doxycycline is typically prescribed for individuals aged 8 and older.
  • Since doxycycline can cause significant cosmetic changes in emerging teeth, the younger children are prescribed Amoxicillin or another antibiotic that does not affect their permanent teeth.
  • The amount and duration of treatment will depend on how far advanced the infection has become.

Later-stage Lyme disease treatment:

  • Other medical conditions such as arthritis, carditis, encephalitis (brain inflammation), may be present.
  • Oral antibiotics may be prescribed over the course of several weeks, and sometimes they are sufficient.
  • Severe conditions, including long-term symptoms, brain dysfunction, severe arthritis or heart problems, may require intravenous (IV) administration.
  • Detoxification of the body is crucial to your healing. Antibiotics alone may not be enough to restore you to health.
  • Bioenergetic frequencies are often used to help with detoxification and also to create a climate which is unfriendly to the Lyme organism.

Antibiotics are generally effective for most patients, but may not apply in every situation, particularly if you are currently pregnant, or have extreme sensitivity to pharmaceutical medication. We urge you to speak with a doctor about what type of treatment will be right for you. We at Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine want to help ensure that your specific needs are met. Our Lyme disease treatment center's approach to your care is catered specifically to your medical needs. We go the extra mile to help provide you with exceptional health care. We also rely on a variety of traditional as well as alternative treatments.*

Call us at (480) 418-0220 to book your first appointment. We offer free 15-minute consultations.

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*Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.

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*Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.

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