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The signature rash of a Lyme tick bite looks like a solid red oval or a bull’s-eye. It can appear anywhere on your body. The bull’s-eye has a central red spot, surrounded by a clear circle with a wide red circle on the outside. The rash is flat and usually doesn’t itch. The rash is a sign that the infection is spreading within your skin tissues.Is there always a rash with Lyme disease?
The bullseye shows up in around 9% of cases and a large amount of Lyme disease sufferers don’t have any sign at all early in the infection. Around 30% of Lyme cases have just a general rash that doesn’t form into a bullseye. The rash tends to spread with only a slightly darker border.What causes bullseye rash Besides Lymes?
The disease is a bacterial illness that is spread by tick bites, but the rash that often results is not an allergy to the bite. Instead the rash is a skin infection caused by the Lyme bacteria. Approximately 70 to 80% of those infected with the bacteria will develop a bulls eye rash.