It’s always recommended to see a medical professional if you suspect something is wrong with your health. However, doctors are only human, and sometimes following your gut and seeking a second opinion is the way to go.
As a nurse, Natalie Walsh knows when a health situation just isn’t right.
And it was this knowledge that came to the rescue when her young daughter suddenly fell severely ill.
Natalie took her daughter to the hospital after she began suffering from a severe headache and high temperature.
The doctors found a lump on her head that they thought was a spider bite.
They treated the bite and sent Natalie and her daughter home.
However, when the little girl didn’t get better, Natalie knew something was wrong. She immediately took her daughter to a different medical facility.
It was only there that they received the correct dignosis – Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is most commonly identified by the presence of a ‘bullseye’ rash. But since Natalie’s daughter hadn’t had this rash, she received the wrong diagnosis.
Now Natalie wants to warn everyone what to watch out for.
In 80% of cases, a ‘bullseye’ rash appears. It can occur within 3-30 days of being bitten by a tick, reports WedMD. You should also look out for swollen lymph nodes and a fever with aches and pains.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should check for any ticks or bites, which often cause Lyme disease.
Fortunately, Lyme disease can be cured easily in most cases, however it needs to be caught early to avoid serious complications with your muscles and joints. If left untreated it can also cause inflammation in your heart, brain and nerves.
Take a look at the clip below to learn the symptoms of Lyme disease, and don’t forget to share this with your loved ones on Facebook so they know what to look out for: