Most people with this infection might respond to it differently, and its signs and symptoms may vary or depend on its severity.
Early Signs and Symptoms
A tiny red rash, very similar to a mosquito bite and will appear in the area of tick bite and will disappear in a few days. Nevertheless, these symptoms may appear within a week or just a few days after we have been infected:
- Rash. After a month of getting infected from a tick bite, an expanding red will appear in our skin and sometimes is clear in the center. Similar to a bull’s eye shape. This is also known as erythema migrans that will slowly expand over a few days and can spread up to 12” or 30cm diameter. Usually, it is painless & not itchy but it can feel warm to the touch, although not all will develop a rash. And some will develop a rash in more than one place on their body.
- Early symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes, headache, fatigue, neck stiffness, chills, body pain, and fever and accompanied by a rash.