What Are the Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

Q:
What are the symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever?

A:
Early signs and symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include a severe headache and high fever. A few days later, a rash usually appears on the wrists and ankles. Rocky Mountain spotted fever responds well to prompt treatment with antibiotics.

Symptoms
Although many people become ill within the first week after infection, signs and symptoms may not appear for up to 14 days. Initial signs and symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever often are nonspecific and can mimic those of other illnesses:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Confusion or other neurological changes

Remember: you should always call your doctor if you develop a severe symptom.

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