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Lyme Disease RashRash on thigh of woman after being bitten by above tick. This rash measured 2.75" across, and 1.57" at the widest point. Central clearing in the center can be a sign of erythema migrans which is an initial symptom of lyme disease.. Not all individuals will have this rash, percentages vary from 40 - 70% of tick bitten individuals showing erythema migrans. Blood results proved positive for Lyme Disease.


False Lyme Disease RashThis gentleman was hunting morel mushrooms in Wisconsin. When he returned home, he noticed a tick on his arm. After 10 days, this rash developed. After questioning the gentleman on using any topical agents, he stated he had used Neomycin and a bandaid. This is not erythema migrans, the rash of Lyme Disease. He had an allergic reaction to the tick bite and an allergic reaction to Neomycin. Stopping the Neomycin and using a topical steroid cream alleviated this man's symptoms.

Tick BiteAdult wood tick feeding on a middle-aged woman's right side. This tick was removed with tweezers gently pulling at a 90° angle from the skin. They will usually always release with no problems. You can see some mild redness around the tick which is a common allergic reaction to the bite.

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