Protecting your family from Lyme disease

LYME DISEASE ADULT SYMPTOMS:

Fast Facts

  • Lyme is fastest growing vector-borne disease
  • 85% do not recall tick bite
  • Less than 70% of people develop a rash
  • Treatment should begin without testing if rash is present
  • Lab tests may be negative in the first 4-6 weeks
Early symptoms
  • Flu-like illness (fever, chills, sweats, muscles aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain)
  • Rash (10% have EM rash)
  • Bell's palsy
Later Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Depression, anxiety, or mood swings
  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea
  • Chest pain, palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tingling, burning or shooting pains
LYME DISEASE CHILDREN'S SYMPTOMS:

Fast Facts

  • 25% of Lyme patients are children
  • 50% have no history of tick attachment
  • Less than 70% of people develop a rash
  • Treatment should begin without testing if rash is present
  • Lab tests may be negative in the first 4-6 weeks
Early symptoms
  • Flu-like illness (fever, muscles aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain)
  • Rash (10% have EM rash)
  • Bell's palsy
Later Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Uncharacteristic behavior
  • Inability to sustain attention
  • Outbursts & mood swings
  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea
  • Chest pain, palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tingling, burning or shooting pains
LYME DISEASE RESOURCES:
>> UNDER OUR SKIN website
>> California Lyme Disease Association
>> More Lyme Disease symptoms for adults and children

About the documentary, UNDER OUR SKIN:
The acclaimed documentary expose' by Emmy-nominated director Andy Abrahams Wilson, opens September 18th for a weeklong run in San Francisco at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema, and in San Rafael on September 23rd for a special two-night engagement at the Rafael Theater.

>> Check for times and addresses of theaters in your area

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