Just like it’s name, it’s hard to differentiate.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. The longer the infected tick is attached, the greater the chances of acquiring the disease, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tick bites sometimes result in a large, expanding rash surrounding the bite (referred to as a ‘bulls eye”).
The symptoms of Lyme disease depend on the stage, but include:
• a lack of energy,
• stiff neck,
• pain and weakness in the arms and legs, and
• numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or back
If you have been bitten by a tick and you are concerned that you could be infected with Lyme Disease, contact the medical professionals at PMC Urgent Care. We can help.