How to recognize lyme disease

If you are bitten by a tick, a small expanding red bump will appear for a few days to a week. Even though only around 2% of tick bytes transmit lyme disease. A good way to recognize lyme disease infection is:

  • If the bite rash remains for more than a few days or weeks.
  • The rash is larger than 2 inches and circular in shape, it may continue to grow if untreated, often resembles a bullseye (Erythema migrans) is one of the hallmarks of Lyme disease
  • A rash may appear in more than one place in the body
  • Fatigue, fever, body chills, body aches, headache, stiffness and swollen lymph nodes can accompany the rash.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please consult your physician immediately to avoid further damage. For consultation and care call us today at 718 659 0400, or visit us directly, no appointment necessary. Most insurances accepted.

*Disclaimer: Information provided here is meant as general knowledge and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult a physician for an exact diagnosis and treatment.