How Long After Tick Bite Does The Bulls Eye Rash Appear?


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This will vary from one person to the next as everyone’s body will react differently to being bitten by a tick. In general, most people can expect to develop a bull’s eye rash between three and 32 days after being bitten by a tick.

Also known as Lyme disease, bull’s eye rash gets its name from the appearance of the rash that develops on a person’s skin after they have been bitten by an infected tick as it looks like a dart board.

There are also symptoms that accompany the rash and these include:

•A high fever of 38 degrees C or higher
•Swollen and painful joints
•Neurological symptoms that may include a temporary paralysis of the muscles in the face
•Aching muscles

Ticks are usually found in woodland or forest areas and the tick population usually breed in the spring and summer. If anyone is planning on visiting one of these areas during the hottest months, it is always advisable to take extra care when it comes to protecting the body against ticks. This includes wearing long sleeve tops and using insect repellent on your body.

People diagnosed with the disease in its early stages can usually be treated with antibiotics. As always, if you start to notice any of the above mentioned symptoms and have been in an area where ticks may be present, visit your doctor as soon as possible.

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