What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
The early symptoms of Lyme disease may be mild and easily missed. If you find a tick attached to your skin, remove the tick with tweezers and watch for the symptoms of Lyme disease. In 60-80% of cases the 1st symptom is a rash, known as erythema migraines, that:
  • Occurs at or near the site of the tick bite
  • Is a “bulls-eye” circular patch or solid red patch that grows larger
  • Appears between 3 days and 1 month after the tick bite
  • Has a diameter of 2 to 6 inches
  • Lasts for about 3 to 5 weeks
  • May or may not be warm to the touch
  • Is usually not painful or itchy
  • Multiple rashes can appear

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1. What is Lyme disease?
2. Where is Lyme disease found?
3. What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
4. How can I safely remove a tick?
5. What else can be done?