Lyme disease is commonly transmitted
by tick bites. Signs of Lyme disease evolve the longer it is in
Early signs, during 3-30 days after a tick bite, include fever,
chills, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache and swollen lymph
nodes. In 70-80 percent of infected people a rash will begin to
form at the site of the bite and expand gradually. It may feel warm
but is rarely itchy or painful, and may look like it has a target
or bull's-eye appearance.
After Lyme disease has been in your system for some time, it can
progress to neck stiffness and headaches, additional rashes
forming, arthritis or severe joint pain, loss of muscle tone or
drooping on one side of the face (facial palsy), irregular
heartbeat, pain in muscle tendons, joints and bones, dizziness,
inflammation of the brain or spinal cord, nerve pain, shooting
pain, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, and problems with
short term memory.