So what symptoms do you need to look for that can alert you to a potential problem? Dr Petersen from Holtorf Medical Group, says that early signs of infection include swelling of lymph nodes near the tick bite, headache and general achiness. However, If diagnosed and treated in the early stages, the disease can usually be cured with antibiotics. The symptoms generally begin to appear within 1-2 weeks after being bitten and often begin with a telltale red rash, or a “bulls-eye” ring around the site of the bite.
If you do have Lyme Disease or know someone who does there is a local support group, The Utah Lyme Disease Alliance, for patients and their families. More information can be found at: www.utahlyme.org
If you want more information on how Holtorf Medical Group can help you with diagnosing and treating Lyme disease please visit HMGUtah.com or call (801)821-5384 to talk to a patient representative.
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