4. A Bullseye Rash
A rash that appears in the shape of a shooting target or bullseye is a hallmark of Lyme disease. This rash sports a red center, a ring of ordinary flesh, and another red circle surrounding them both. Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted to humans through tick bites. Other symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, and tiredness. It is critical to treat symptoms of Lyme disease. The CDC reports that the infection may spread to other organs, including the heart, joints, and nervous system. A course of antibiotics can treat this infection before it spreads to other body tissues.
3. Yellowing of the Skin or Eyes
If you notice your skin or the whites of your eyes have taken on a yellowish hue, you will need to notify your physician. This condition, called jaundice, occurs when bilirubin builds up in your bloodstream. This buildup of bilirubin may be due to a blocked bile duct. The Cleveland Clinic lists hepatitis, alcoholism, autoimmune diseases, and certain medications as other possible reasons for jaundice. Jaundice clears up with the treatment of the underlying disorder. To help prevent jaundice, maintain an appropriate weight, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and steer clear of hepatitis infections.
2. Skin Tags
Skin tags are little nodules of skin that, although non-cancerous, can be aggravating and unsightly. These small growths tend to grow in folds of skin, such as in the neck area. They may also occur in areas where skin rubs together, such as under the arms or on the eyelids. They are not painful, but skin tags may be irritating if they catch on clothing. In some cases, skin tags may be linked to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects some women and causes irregular menstrual cycles and ovarian cysts.