If you are ready to treat or diagnose Lyme disease, you should make sure that you know the symptoms of the condition. The signs and symptoms of this non contagious disease are variable and they involve more than one system. This condition is known to affect different parts of the body and so the symptoms may vary as it progressses or becomes more severe. The most affected parts of the body are the joints, skin and the nervous system. Here are the common symptoms of Lyme disease:
You are likely to get a small, red bump at the site of the deer tick bite. This is mostly likely to happen a few days before more full blown signs and symptoms are experienced. Within a few days the redness will become fully blown and expand to a large surface area and mainly for a bull’s-eye pattern with a red outer ring that will cover the affected area. This kind of rash is medically known as erythema migrans and it is prooven to be one of the hallmarks of the condition. Additionally, if several kind of these rashes develop, this is an indication that the disease is multiplying.
If the condition is not treated immediately, you are likely to experience short periods of several joint pains and also swellings several weeks later after the infection. You knees will also be affected, but the pain will in most cases shift from one joint to another.
When you are infected with the Lyme disease, you are likely to experience inflammation of the membrane of the brain [Meningitis] and also paralysis of one side of the face [Bell’s palsy]. Limb numbnes and weaking is also common and you may also experience impaired muscles movement.
- Body aches and
- Heart problems
- Eye inflammation and
- Hepatitis among other symptoms.
Many people who have never experienced these signs and symptoms of Lyme disease may not know when to see their doctors. However, if you have been bitten by these ticks, you need to contact or visit your physician immediately. This is because the treatment is effective if the condition is discovered and treated earlier.