Understanding Lyme Disease -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?

The first sign is usually a bull's-eye rash. You might also have flu-like feelings of fatigue, headache, fever, sore throat, chills, or body aches. You may have some joint pain. Some people also get other symptoms, including stiff neck, sensitivity to light, memory loss, mood changes, rashes that keep coming back, and even  paralysis of one or both sides of the face, heart rhythm problems, and areas of tingling or numbness.

 

See Your Doctor About Lyme Disease If:

You think you may have contracted Lyme disease, especially if you notice a bull's-eye rash or if you suddenly develop knee pain and swelling without previous injury or arthritis. Delaying treatment can result in more serious neurological symptoms that can be difficult to cure.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on July 20, 2017

Sources

SOURCES: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. 

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