Lyme disease is typically found in infected deer ticks. Ticks are common in grassy areas throughout the whole of the UK, including Scotland. If you’ve been bitten by an infected insect, there’ll be a sign in your knee.
The NHS notes that tick bites aren’t always painful so, sometimes, you don’t even know you’ve been bitten unless you see one on your skin.
Described as “tiny spider-like creatures”, they latch onto exposed skin – humans or animals – whenever someone brushes past them.
Other symptoms, as pointed out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include severe headaches and neck stiffness.
Terrifying symptoms reported by the CDC include facial palsy, whereby one or both sides of the face droop.
Another is arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling.
And some people can even suffer from inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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The NHS states many people develop early visible symptoms when suffering from lyme disease.
Usually, a circular red skin rash will appear around a tick bite.
Unfortunately, this rash – for some people – can take up to three months to appear.
Typically described as a “bull’s eye on a dartboard”, the rash can last for several weeks.