Erythema chronicum migrans of Lyme disease can take various forms.The most frequent one that occurs in a roughly circular red rash. It does not cause any itching or pain but slowly spreads outwards.Erythema chronicum migrans is the occurrence of skin rashes in the initial stage of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infectious disease which is caused by certain species of bacteria, most particularly by tick bites. Not everyone suffering from Lyme disease will contract erythema chronicum migrans. An individual can suffer from the later stages of Lyme disease and still not experience erythema chronicum migrans.Erythema chronic migrans is a skin disease which has a symptom of a skin rash leading to the longstanding irritation in the mouth.Erythema chronicum migrans is not a reaction to a tick bite but it is an outward sign of an actual Lyme disease.At the first appearance of the rash, it signifies that the Lyme disease has taken over though it is localized.
The rash caused by Erythema chronicum migrans is circular in shape and expanding outwardly in nature. After the tick bite, the rash appears on the site of the bite within three to thirty days. Usually, the rash is painless and is warm and red in color. In typical cases, the innermost portion of the rash is dark red in color and also becomes indurated, while the outer edge remains red.
Some people also experience flu-like symptoms in erythema chronicum migrans. These symptoms include a headache, fever, and malaise and muscle soreness. Erythema chronic migrans is mainly treated with antimicrobial agents and the person in endemic areas should prevent measures to the tick bites. A fourteen to twenty-one day course treatment is effectively prescribed for an effective cure. But if the stage is at the severe position with neurological symptoms the patient might need intravenous antibiotics. Oral health care professionals advice the patients to take up the course to reduce the disease effectively.