If you’ve been reading the Arne Wellness Center Blog, you know that we are dedicated to providing Lyme disease natural treatment to those whose health has been impacted following a bite from an infected tick. You also know that avoiding those tick bites is the most effective way to protect yourself against the debilitating effects of Lyme disease. However, if you do happen to be bitten by an infected tick, you may exhibit a symptom known as an Erythema Migrans, or EM, rash.
EM rashes present themselves in about half of all cases of Lyme infection, although it’s been difficult to pin down an accurate number. Like the spectrum of symptoms for Lyme disease itself, EM rashes are hard to define because they can vary wildly. The rash can take many different colors, shapes, and sizes. They can crop up immediately after a bite, or they can develop and change over time. Colors range from red to brown. Sometimes taking the shape of a recognizable bullseye, EM rashes are just as often solid all the way through or diffused over an undefined border. Adding to the complication is the fact that the rash may not appear at the site of the bite. It could even go unnoticed in someone’s hair, presenting on their scalp.
You can view images of various EM rashes here at the Lyme Research Alliance to gain some understanding of how diverse they can be. Rather than trying to diagnose the rash, though, we encourage anyone presenting any rash after being bitten to contact Arne Wellness Center as soon as possible. The sooner we can diagnose your condition and determine if a Lyme disease natural treatment is needed, the better chances you have of avoiding debilitating, long-term effects.