What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease may become more severe as the disease progresses. Not every one who contracts Lyme disease will exhibit all of the symptoms. Common symptoms include:
  • A rash: A rash may appear with a small, white, hard lump at its center. The rash shows up at the site of the bite, often times in the hairy parts of the body, possibility the head, in the groin, underarm, waist, or navel area.
  • Flu-like symptoms: Within 30 days of being infected, you might develop a fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, and a headache.
  • Joint pain: Sharp pains might appear for a few days in any joint, then disappear and reappear in another joint.
  • Memory loss, difficulty concentrating and changes in mood, intolerance to light, infected lymph nodes, or change in sleep habits: These can be symptoms of later-stage Lyme disease.

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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?