We all know that ticks carry some pretty unpleasant diseases and Lyme disease is probably the most notorious. In recent years, the cases of Lyme disease has been rising and is a nationwide issue. Even though, there are still a great deal of myths and misunderstandings surrounding the signs and symptoms of the disease. We’re here to set the record straight – read on to learn more about the actual signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
It’s Difficult to Diagnose: Many of the symptoms of Lyme disease mimic those of other illnesses and diseases. Therefore, many cases of Lyme disease often go unreported or undiagnosed.
Look for a Bullseye Rash: A rash that looks similar to a bullseye is the most identifiable sign of Lyme disease. The rash will appear at the site of a tick bite anytime between three and thirty days afterward. It is typically flat, doesn’t itch, and will expand – a sign that it is spreading within your skin tissues.
It Causes Joint Pain: In the early stages, one may experience stiff or swollen joints. The pain can affect joints all over the body and may move from one area to another.
…and Fatigue: The feeling of fatigue can be attributed to many different factors and is therefore often ignored by somebody in the early stages of Lyme disease. If you suspect you’ve been bitten by a tick and are suddenly needing a nap during the day, or more sleep at night, it is quite possibly due to Lyme disease.
It Mimics the Flu: Lyme disease symptoms can be misdiagnosed for the flu because it often causes headaches, dizziness, and fever. These symptoms generally occur about a week after a tick bite.
The above symptoms are early warning signs of Lyme disease but is not totally comprehensive. For more signs and symptoms, click here.
Lyme disease can worsen over time and have long-lasting effects if it is not caught early. Mosquito Busters can help you protect your loved ones by treating your yard to keep ticks at bay. Please call us today at 877-628-7837.