Scary Lyme Disease Stages & their Symptoms Often Patients Keeps Ignoring

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STAGES

Lyme disease occurs in three stages: early localized, early disseminated and late disseminated. However the stages can overlap and not all patients go through all three. A bull’s-eye rash is usually considered one of the first signs of infection, but many people develop a different kind of rash or none at all. In most cases, lyme disease symptoms can start with a flu-like illness. If untreated, the symptoms can continue to worsen and turn into a long-lived debilitating illness.

Stage 1: Early Localized Disease

lyme disease Symptoms may begin hours, a few days or even weeks after a tick bite. At this point, the infection has not yet spread throughout the body. lyme disease is the easiest to cure at this stage. Symptoms may include:

  • skin rash, which may or may not look like a bull’s eye
  • flu-like illness, including chills and fever
  • fatigue
  • headache and stiff neck
  • muscle soreness and joint pain
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • sore throat
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