Lyme disease is a hazardous illness that could seriously affect your life, especially if it’s left untreated. Earlier this week, we published a handful of useful fast facts on the disease, as well as the CDC’s recommendation on whether or not you should take a prophylactic dose of antibiotics if you’ve been bitten by a tick. But what happens if a case of Lyme is left untreated?
According to the CDC, untreated Lyme can lead to a variety of symptoms that vary based on the stage the infection is currently at.
Signs of Lyme that pop up between 3-30 days after being bitten by a tick may include:
Signs of Lyme that appear days to months after being bitten by a tick could include:
The CDC says that if you exhibit any of the above symptoms and have been bitten by a tick in an area known to have Lyme disease, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Furthermore, an Ezra MRI scan of the brain could pick up signs of Lyme in the brain. If you’re interested in learning more, you can do so by following this link.