What Are the Symptoms of Tick Fever in Adults?

Q:
What are the symptoms of tick fever in adults?

A:
The symptoms of tick fever start within 3 to 5 days after a tick bite.

The first noticeable symptom is a fever that may last for a couple of days, subside, and then return for another few days. The fever may be accompanied by:

  • a headache (usually behind the eyes)
  • chills and sweating
  • extreme fatigue
  • malaise (a general feeling of being unwell)
  • sensitivity to light
  • skin or muscle pain

Other symptoms may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • rash
  • vomiting
  • weakness

Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible if bitten by a tick in order to be evaluated for any potential treatment.

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