Signs and Symptoms|
Early Localized (Stage I) - the earliest signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, usually start within 2 days to several weeks after the bite of an infected tick. If you think you have any of these symptoms listed below, and think you may have Lyme disease, call your doctor! Lyme Disease is most easily treated at this early stage!!!
Early Disseminated (Stage II)- if Lyme disease is not treated, it can advance and spread from the initial site to the rest of the body. The symptoms include heart and nervous system problems. This can begin two to three months after the bite of an infected deer tick, and the following symptoms can occur without having the early symptoms.
Late or Chronic (Stage III) - can develop months to years after the infected tick bite. These symptoms can occur without having any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
Arthritis (painful, swollen joints)
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