10 Unusual Skin Problems That Could Be a Sign of a Serious Disease

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You’ve developed a weird rash, part I

Something benign like new laundry detergent or metal buttons on your pants can be behind a new rash, but so can tick bites. Five different types of tick diseases cause telltale skin rashes, from the bullseye of Lyme and STARI (southern tick-associated rash illness) to small pink spots dotting wrists, forearms, and ankles that are associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Watch out for such skin changes if you’ve been camping, hiking, or spending time outdoors in known tick areas.

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