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    What causes recurring fever, headaches, joint pain and fatigue after a tick bite?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in General Health
Question: My husband was bitten by a tick a few weeks ago and has been feeling bad. He is experiencing recurring fever, headaches, joint pain and fatigue. I think he needs to see a doctor right away. We are. Urgently ou t of town and I would like to know if I should take him to one of those convenient care places or if I should wait until Monday when we get home. Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Diagnosis:lyme disease

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

I have gone through your question and the attached picture.
The symptoms and the rash your husband is experiencing after a tick bite is highly suggestive of lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by bacterial infection transmitted by tick bite.
It is important to initiate early treatment with antibiotics to avoid heart problems, meningitis and chronic arthritis.
So please be advised to follow up with nearest urgent care to get started on antibiotics.Doxycycline is the antibiotic of choice for lyme disease.

Hope this answers your questions
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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