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How to Recognize Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Watch more How to Be Healthy videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these guidelines to recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Look for a bump or rash Look for a small red bump at the site of a tick bite within a few days to a month of being bitten. The bump will be followed by a bull's eye-shaped rash with a red center surrounded by a clear area and outer ring. Step 2: Watch for flu-like symptoms Be on the alert for flu-like symptoms, such as chills, fever, fatigue, body aches, and headaches accompanying the rash. Tip Less common symptoms that may show up several weeks after an infection include eye inflammation, hepatitis, and severe fatigue. Some people have also experienced short-term heart problems such as an irregular heart beat. Step 3: Watch for joint pain and swelling Look for bouts of joint pain and swelling. These may show up several weeks to months after an infection if it is not treated. Step 4: Watch for more serious complications Watch for more serious complications that may show up weeks, months, or even years after an infection if it is not treated. These complications may include meningitis, numbness or weakness in your limbs, and impaired muscle movement. Step 5: See a doctor See a doctor if you suspect you may have Lyme disease. Blood tests are not always necessary to diagnose the disease and your doctor can start you on an antibiotic regimen. Did You Know? Lyme disease was first identified in Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975.
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