We’re constantly hearing about the threat of Lyme disease when it comes to our pets. However, sometimes it takes star power in order to bring a dangerous condition into the “Lyme-light” for humans. There have been several celebrities who’ve now come forward about being diagnosed with Lyme disease after suffering unexplainable symptoms—such as emotional outbursts, nervous system abnormalities, skin issues, and loss of brain function.
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness that is spread by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria in tick bites. Once infected, the victim (human or animal) will suffer the consequences in multiple stages that stretch from the first bite to the spread of Lyme antibodies within the blood, and these telltale symptoms…
1. Swollen Bite Mark
The first indication of Lyme disease is often a bite mark, which will often become red, swollen, and quite tender. As the bacteria takes hold in the body, it will often strike the site of the bite mark first—meaning the area where the bacteria entered through the skin will form a reddish rash with a red ring around the bite site the resembles a bull’s eye.