Posted by Dr. Phil Pappas 2016 on January 20, 2016
Nutritional Support Protocol by Dr. Phil Pappas
Acute Lyme disease (infection with Borrelia burgdorferi) along with Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Ehrichiosis (tic borne bacteria) may be treated aggressively with antibiotic drug therapy. Oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, azithromycin, cefuroximine, and clarithromycin may be used as a front-line therapy.Intravenous antibiotic therapy is considered in cases of acute Lyme disease, which are unresponsive to oral therapy or in cases of chronic recurrent Lyme. Complimentary support with natural agents may be used concomitantly with drug therapy in both acute and chronic Lyme. It is imperative to aggressively treat Lyme in the initial stages, as it is maximally treatable at that time. Chronic Lyme is very difficult to successfully treat and often results in significant neurological and psychological impairment, in addition to the more widely appreciated symptoms, including arthralgia’s (joint pain).The herb berberine, is known to elevate the kill rate of anti-biotics during treatment.
Supplement Recommendations: Lyme disease damages the immune system’s ability to deal with additional illnesses.Building a healthy immune system is the key to overcoming Lyme and avoiding debilitating chronic illness.
Acute treatment protocol