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Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite and the tick that carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria transmits it into the blood causing Lyme disease. The symptoms of the disease are headaches, sore throat, fever, joint pains and tiredness. The rash is the most characteristic feature of the Lyme disease. It appears at the site of the tick bite. It is a circular rash that is soft in texture and it is also raised. It may sometimes feel warm at the site of the rash. The rash eventually looks like a bull’s eye.
This type of rash is called the erythema migrans. It is typically a round or oval rash. After a few days it gets bigger and bigger and then eventually dries up. The center of the rash will become browner because of the tick bite. The rash does not appear in everyone, but it is seen in more than 50 percent of the people with Lyme disease.
One of the most common types of erythema migrans is a fiery red rash with an eroded center. Some people also have a dark blue or a red colored rash which resembles a bruise and some people may have multiple rashes on the body as a mark of an allergy. Different people react differently to the bacterial infection. People who are more prone to skin infections may develop severe rashes as a reaction to the tick bite and the bacteria. Such people can use topical applications for the rash. However, this type of rash does not itch or hurt. Even the tick bite does not hurt actually.
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