What are the common symptoms of Lyme disease?

Signs and symptoms and their severity may vary from person to person. They may also vary depending on how long the person has had the infection. 
 
Common symptoms of Lyme disease include:
 
  • A bullseye shaped rash called erythema migrans is a common symptom of Lyme disease. The rash usually develops within 3-30 days after the infected tick bite. The rash usually expands slowly and is not itchy or painful. 
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stiff neck
  • Loss of appetite

 

Some less common symptoms of Lyme disease include:

  • Liver inflammation
  • Eye inflammation
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Heart problems 
 
Later symptoms of Lyme disease include:
 
  • Joint pain
  • Erythema migrans developing on other areas of the body
  • Neurological problems such as meningitis, impaired muscle movement, numbness, weakness, and temporary paralysis on one side of the face (Bell’s palsy)
 
 
Lyme disease symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Lyme disease." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 03 Apr. 2016. Web. 04 Nov. 2017.
  • “Lyme Disease.” Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2017.
  • “Lyme Disease.” The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland Clinic. 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 04 Nov. 2017. 

 

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