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What does the spot after a tick bite look like?
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: Often a red spot
The primary infection of lyme disease is a rapidly expanding ring.
This should be promptly treated. A temporary red spot is a reaction to the tick rather than lyme.

In brief: Often a red spot
The primary infection of lyme disease is a rapidly expanding ring.
This should be promptly treated. A temporary red spot is a reaction to the tick rather than lyme.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: Erythema Migrans
The rash may not be noticed at first, but will usually starts as a small spot that expands as a reddish-pink ring that can get quite large.
This is associated with lyme disease, and if you think you may have this rash, even if you don't remember a tick bite, see your physician immediately.

In brief: Erythema Migrans
The rash may not be noticed at first, but will usually starts as a small spot that expands as a reddish-pink ring that can get quite large.
This is associated with lyme disease, and if you think you may have this rash, even if you don't remember a tick bite, see your physician immediately.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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