Lyme disease is often an overlooked and under-reported disease of spirochete bacteria that is weakening. The Lyme disease is scientifically called Borrelia burgdorferi are black-legged deer ticks.
Did you know that in most cases, it takes 36 to 48 hours for an infected tick to transmit this Disease?
The diagnosis of Lyme disease is usually difficult due to the broad spectrum of symptoms it causes similar to many other diseases. That is why we at TABIIB, would like to explain and raise awareness about the symptoms of Lyme disease.
What is Lyme Disease?
As stated earlier, the Bacteria, Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is spread by an infected black-legged or deer tick causes Lyme disease. Symptoms can appear anywhere between 3 to 30 days after the bite, depending on the stage of the infection. In rare cases, symptoms may occur months after the bite as well.
The odds that you get Lyme disease from a tick bite depends on where the bite happened and how long you got it, says the CDC. This bacteria is most active between April and September so ideally, the peak time for infection is during spring and summer.
Many Lyme patients that are treated with antibiotics immediately for three weeks show significant progress in health. The initial treatment is crucial because the bacteria can travel to your central nervous system, your muscles and joints, your eyes and your heart within days of the bite.
Each individual responds differently to Lyme bacteria. Any or all of the symptoms can occur.
The severity of your symptoms can vary too. Below is a list of 8 common Lyme disease signs and symptoms
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
The Lyme tick’s distinctive rash tends to be a robust red oval or bull’s eye. It can appear on your body anywhere. The bull’s eye has a central red spot with a clear circle and a large outer red circle.
The rash is smooth and does not itch normally. The explosion is an indication that your skin tissues are transmitting the infection. And if you are not treated, the rashes grow and don’t resolve within time.
If you’ve not seen the tick bite or classic Lyme rash, your early signs may be fluid. Symptoms also wax and decrease every few weeks cyclically.
The most common symptoms are fatigue and lack of energy. Fatigue from Lyme may look different from the normal fatigue that is usually caused due to exercise. This tiredness seems and can be serious. your body.
You may notice taking a nap during the day or sleep longer than normal for 1 or more hours.
Achy, Stiff Or Swollen Joints
Early Lyme signs include joint pain and stiffness, frequently sporadic. Your joints may become inflammable, warm, sore, and swollen.
In certain cases, joints can also become rigid and motionless. It can affect more than one joint. Usually, it’s the big joints are usually involved.
Headaches And Fever
In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, if you have Lyme disease, you may experience flu-like symptoms including headaches fever, muscle pain, and discomfort.
In a 2013 survey of Lyme adults, 30% of them reported with dizziness.
According to various studies, more than 50% of Lyme disease patients develop flu-like symptoms within a week.
Sleep disturbances including night sweats and chills are very common symptoms of Lyme Disease. Usually, if you suffer from a Lyme infection, you may wake up at night due to joint pain, temperature fluctuations, sweats, or even night chills.
Light Sensitivity And Alteration In Vision
Lyme disease may cause light sensitivity. The light exposure effects some people to require sunglasses inside. Bright indoor light can feel awkward or even blind.
Lyme disease may cause subtle and specific neurologic symptoms. For example, some tasks could require more effort than you have never done before.
Generally, the equilibrium may be uncertain or your movements may be less organized.
In Lyme disease, skin symptoms arise very early. Without reason, you can have unexplained peel, rashes or breakouts.
Outbreaks on the skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. They can also be harder, such as lymphoma.
Some of the Lyme-related skin issues are:
1. Colorless skin patches
2. Thin skin white patches
If you have some of the signs and symptoms of Lyme, consult a doctor on TABIIB, preferably one familiar with treating Lyme disease!