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How long after a tick bite would you start to see symptoms of Lyme disease?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1-2 weeks

If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like illness with fevers and muscle pains within a week or two.
About half will also develop a bullseye rash at the site of the bite.

In brief: 1-2 weeks

If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like illness with fevers and muscle pains within a week or two.
About half will also develop a bullseye rash at the site of the bite.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1to30 days

Usually one to thirty days, .

In brief: 1to30 days

Usually one to thirty days, .
Dr. Jerry Casale
Dr. Jerry Casale
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