From spring through summer and into the warm parts of autumn various ticks and other insects thrive and have the potential to spread bacterial ailments to human beings. Tick-borne illnesses such as anaplasmosis and Lyme disease can sometimes start out with mild symptoms that can be confused as something else.
Yet with early diagnosis these tick-borne illnesses and other can often be treated easily with little to no long-term side effects. Identifying symptoms is key for detecting the early signs of these conditions, which require professional treatment from an experienced physician like Dr. John Abroon.
Early symptoms of Lyme’s disease often manifest as a noticeable bullseye rash at the site of the tick bite. However, the Centers for Disease Control also estimate that roughly 20-percent of Lyme’s disease patients did not report a noticeable rash or other overt signs of skin irritation.
Other symptoms to be concerned about could include flu-like symptoms, chills, nausea, headaches, stiffness in the neck and other joints, as well as lightheadedness, shooting pains, general fatigue and trouble concentrating.
If the tick-borne illness is caught early Dr. Abroon can often treat it with a course of prescription antibiotics.
If you have recently been experiencing symptoms of a tick-borne illness, you should not delay in calling (212) 288-0900 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Abroon’s clinic on New York City’s Upper Eastside.