A tick is attached to your body and you are unable to remove the
You have a circular red rash that expands over the course of
several days, especially if you know you were recently exposed to ticks. You may also have flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, stiff
neck, fever, chills, or body aches.
You feel very tired or have joint pain (especially with redness
and swelling), irregular heartbeats, severe headache, or neck pain.
You are pregnant or nursing and you think you may have been
exposed to ticks.
Who to see
The following health professionals can diagnose and
prescribe treatment for Lyme disease or complications of Lyme disease:
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 21, 2012
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