LYME DISEASE SYMPTOMS
Lyme disease poses really mild symptoms that are mostly overlooked during the earliest stages. One of the first symptoms of LD are expanding rashes called Erythema migrans with the following characteristics:
- Rashes around the spot of the tick bite
- Painful especially when touched
- Appears as a solid rash
- Warm when touched
- Stays for about 2 months
Although EM rashes may have drastic effects, their appearance on different skin colors may make it difficult to detect them because of their red markings. The ticks are most likely to attach itself anywhere in the body of their hosts, but once they’ve attached themselves to any skin part of their host, they will start to look for other moist areas such as nape, groin and back of knees. Multiple rashes may start to occur at this point in different parts of the body.
When the rashes start to appear, other symptoms such as fatigue, chills, fever and joint pains may occur but these symptoms will not really require much medication. Now, even if these symptoms seem to be simply, they are only there because of other disease or complications that may be present.
As the Lyme disease continues to be present on the body of the victim, there are also other symptoms that will start to take place such as neck aches, stiffness of the body and severe fatigues. At this point, the peripheral nervous system may also start to be affected which then may result to the tingling or numbness of the face.
The symptoms of Lyme Disease may also occur in other forms after a few years which may include severe headaches, central nervous system issues, arthritis and swelling of joints.
Here’s a list of the symptoms of Lyme Disease for each stage:
Localized Early Stage
- Solid rash
- Swelling of nymph glands
- Achiness of the body
Early Disseminated Stage
- Rashes the size of a bite
- Pains in tendons
- Fever of 100 to 102 Fahrenheit degrees
- Vision change
- Stiffness of body parts
- Sore Throat
- Facial paralysis
- Abnormal pulse
- Tingling or numbness
- Multiple enlarged lymph glands
- Arthritis on large joints
- Severe neurological disorders
- Numbness on limbs, hands and feet
The Lyme Disease is primary caused by a lot of vectors that are known to transmit these type of diseases; particularly, ticks. Now, you might already heard ticks on pets and other furry mammals but it’s important that you now know how a tick bite can affect humans. Which is why we want to encourage you to maintain a clean and safe environment not just for you but for your loved ones as well.
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