Lyme Disease (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for Lyme Disease
Seek immediate medical attention if you live in or have visited an area where Lyme disease is common and you experience a flu-like illness or develop a red or target-like rash anytime from late spring to early fall. Prompt treatment at this stage reduces the risk of further symptoms of Lyme disease.
Lyme disease should be treated promptly. See a doctor or go to a hospital's emergency department immediately.
If you are pregnant and are bitten by a tick, see a doctor immediately. If you become infected with Lyme disease during pregnancy, the illness can infect the placenta and may result in stillbirth. Lyme disease is not transmitted through breast milk.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2015
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