Deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Lyme disease causes a rash, often in a bull's-eye pattern, and flu-like symptoms. Joint pain and weakness in the limbs also can occur.

Most people with Lyme disease recover with antibiotic treatment. For those who develop syndromes after their infection is treated, pain medications may provide symptomatic relief. Pain Medicine Physicians of Jacksonville can evaluate your situation and create the best action plan if you are diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull's eye, but not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. As the infection spreads, you may see symptoms like:

  • A fever
  • A headache
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue

Common treatments inculde

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