Signs of Lyme disease as warm weather brings ticks out early

[KARE 11, June 06, 2024] It's the season to be on the lookout for ticks. Deer ticks are the small ticks that carry Lyme disease.

If you see a bullseye rash that can be a telltale sign, but not everyone gets the rash.

"About 80% of people who have Lyme disease get that rash, so it's not always the case," said Frank Rhame, MD an infectious disease specialist at Allina Health while speaking to KARE 11 News. He continued, "Sometimes people just feel crummy, have lymph node swelling and have achiness in their joints."

It's important to act fast if you have symptoms and suspect Lyme disease. Symptoms and treatment options can be found here.

Posted on June 07, 2024 in

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