Typically used in the treatment of Lyme disease, this therapy can help relieve symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
Antibiotics are used to cure early Lyme disease and to greatly reduce the risk of future complications. Antibiotics may also be used in the later stages of Lyme disease, when additional symptoms involving the skin, joints, nervous system, or heart may develop.
The type of antibiotic prescribed depends on your age, symptoms, any antibiotic allergies you may have, and the stage of Lyme disease. These medicines may be taken orally, as an injection, or through a vein (intravenous, or IV).
The length of antibiotic treatment varies according to how bad the disease and your symptoms are.