Signs of Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease is a disease that is found in many parts of the world. It is caused by a bacterial infection, and the bacteria is spread from the bites of ticks. These are small parasites that are usually found living in grassland and woodland. While the bite from a tick can cause Lyme disease, it is rarely the case that a tick bite will cause the disease.

Thankfully, the disease is relatively easy to treat using modern antibiotics. However, it can be very serious if it is not treated in time so the patient should get treatment as soon as a problem is diagnosed. Here are a few of the signs to look out for.

1. Bullseye Rash

Often the first thing people will notice is that they have been bitten. A bite alone is not necessarily a sign of Lyme disease, but it might soon develop into something far more telling. One of the first signs that Lyme disease is present is the appearance of a rash that appears like a bullseye.

The center of the bullseye will be where the bite was made. The rash is not painful and is not usually itchy, but it can reach around 30 cm in diameter in some cases. It is quite distinctive and a strong indicator of Lyme disease, so it is something that should encourage you to seek medical treatment.

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