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How is Lyme disease treated?

The primary treatment for Lyme disease is a course of antibiotics taken over a period of two to four weeks. A variety of different antibiotics can be used to treat Lyme disease. Treatment is typically done through oral medication. Occasionally, antibiotics may need to be given via IV, particularly in more severe cases. Anti-inflammatory medications may be used to treat achy and swollen joints.

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