What are the treatment options?
Antibiotics are the standard treatment for Lyme disease in its early stages. Treatment with antibiotics for several weeks usually cures the infection and prevents complications. It's important to take the full course of medications; for treatment to be most successful, do not discontinue taking these medication prematurely.

If the disease has progressed to a later stage, the brain, nerves, heart, or joints may be affected. Hospitalization may be necessary in some cases.

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1. What Is Lyme Disease?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
3. What are the causes of Lyme disease?
4. What are the risk factors?
5. When should I seek medical advice?
6. What are the screening and diagnosis procedures for Lyme disease?
7. What are the complications?
8. What are the treatment options?
9. How can I prevent Lyme disease?
10. Where can get more information about Lyme disease?