I thought I'd take a minute to share the FindaTopDoc article that gives a complete overview of the disease.
Lyme disease is transmitted through an infected tick. Often, the initial symptom is a bullseye rash around the tick bite. However, many times, it is missed and as the infection spreads, additional symptoms--flu like in nature can progress and cause serious health issues to a patient.
Early signs and symptoms appear three to 30 days after the tick bite and include:
- High fever
- Muscles and joints ache
- Feeling cold
- Relentless Headache
- Severe fatigue and weakness
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Rash or erythema-migrans:
- It is small in the beginning but can spread.
- The rash is experienced on the skin by 75 percent of lyme-infected people.
- It gives off a feeling of warmth when touched but it is not itchy or painful.
- These may develop at more than one place of the body.
For additional information, read the entire article provided by FindaTopDoc.com.