Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial type of infection that is caused by bacteria of the Borrelia type. Lyme disease is also known as Lyme borreliosis. Lyme disease is contracted from the bite of a disease-carrying tick. The most common sign of  lyme disease is an expanding area of redness, known as erythema migrans, that begins at the site of a tick bite about a week after it has occurred. The rash is typically neither itchy nor painful. Approximately 25–50% of infected people do not develop a rash.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Early Symptoms of Lyme Disease (3 to 30 days after an infected tick bite)

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joints & Muscles Aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fatigue

Late Symptoms of Lyme Disease

  • Heart palpitations or an irregular heart beat (Lyme carditis)
  • Episodes of dizziness or shortness of breath
  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • Nerve pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Problems with short-term memory
  • Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling, particularly the knees and other large joints.
  • Facial or Bell's palsy (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of the face)
  • Intermittent pain in tendons, muscles, joints, and bones
  • Severe headaches and neck stiffness
  • Additional EM rashes on other areas of the body

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