According to WebMD, the symptoms of Lyme disease depend on what stage the disease reaches. Symptoms for the first stage include an expanding red rash, headaches and a stiff neck. In the second stage, symptoms include wea... More »

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Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs are often different than in humans, according to the Baker Institute for Animal Health. The chief outward sign in dogs is joint pain, either in one or more locations. Dogs may also exhibi... More »

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The only cure for lyme disease is antibiotic treatment, according to the Mayo Clinic. If antibiotic treatment is started during the early stages of the disease, a quick recovery is likely. If treatment is not started unt... More »

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Lyme disease is best treated during its initial stage using antibiotics, such as amoxicillin and doxycycline, as stated by WebMD. Taking medication daily for at least 2 weeks helps in clearing up the rash. It also helps ... More »

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During late persistent Lyme disease, the latest stage of Lyme disease, the infection can cause damage to the nervous system, joints and brain, according to WebMD. The symptoms can worsen and include weakness, numbness in... More »

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Although controversial, there is evidence that children born with Lyme disease can, in fact gain symptoms later in life, states Scientific American. Such symptoms may simply be complications of the disease being left unt... More »

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The bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Deer or black-legged ticks carry the bacterium, passing it to humans through bites. The bite allows the bacterium to make its way into the... More »

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