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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Individuals with Lyme disease may experience a variety of symptoms. A rash is the most common symptom, and often individuals will develop a target shaped red rash in the area of the bite. Other symptoms can include running a fever, being tired and achy, having headaches, and feeling cold. Being tired and feeling sick can last for several weeks even after treatment has begun. Individuals may also have pain in their joints a while after the original bite occurred. More severe symptoms such as vomiting, weakness, and cardiac issues can occur but are rare.

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