Lyme disease is easy to forget about, but if you live in the countryside then it’s perfectly possible you will contract it. Every year, up to three million people develop the disease in the United States, and a large amount of people suffering from it never realized they had actually developed it.
Lyme disease is spread through ticks, the small insects that penetrate the skin and cling on. The disease comes from Borrelia burgdorferi which is found in many of these ticks. If you’re not sure what you need to be looking out for, take a look at these top 10 signs that you may already have Lyme disease.
1. You have flu-like symptoms
One of the common symptoms of Lyme disease is feeling like you have a flu. This means that you’ll begin suffering from a runny nose, fevers, chills, and shaking. All the symptoms you associate with the flu can also indicate that you are in the early stages of Lyme disease and it’s at this point that you should go and see a doctor.
Many people will simply brush off the conditions and take medication bought over the counter, but if you can catch the disease at this stage, it’s far simpler to treat.