I have had these large red stretch marks on my body since I was a teen. I knew they were not from growing or from losing/gaining weight. They were always a mystery to me why one day they just appeared. Over time these stretch marks got bigger, redder and popped up in new places. My self esteem was very low in those days since my stomach looked like it had red tiger stripes.
I now know these stretch marks are caused by Bartonella. If you Google “Bartonella stretch marks” you will find some pictures. My stretch marks first appeared on my stomach. They run vertically from the waistline to just above my belly button. They are about 6″ long, 1/2′ wide and they are equally spaced. all together about 10 of them. They are bright red and jagged not straight lines.
The next set of stretch marks started to show up under my arm pits and the back of my arms. I have very thin, elastic type of skin so any place where the skin seem the thinnest there are marks. I have them on my inner thighs just under my groin. They also run down my back/spine and on my “love handles” which seems to be the most common place for the Bartonella marks to show up.
I also have had hundreds of little bumps on my forehead. They are almost like tiny zits that scab over and I scrub them off in the shower daily. Sometimes my forehead will be almost clear with no bumps and other times there are bumps all over and some are larger like zits. I also get these bumps down my back and they feel like sand granules all over my back. I can scrub them off with my sponge in the shower.
I am told these bumps are also Bartonella. They show up in the form of zits (with no white head). The common place for these bumps to show up are on the back and down the spine. You can get them all over the body.
My Lyme is in cyst form and biofilm and I have been noticing very hard little white zit type things on my face a lot lately. They are not zits and they will not pop. They are hard white perfectly round balls the size of a tiny zit but they do not have a reddish area surrounding them. I will see a white ball on my cheek or under my eye. They never go away.
I have taken a few out by using a needle and almost cutting them out. It takes a lot of work to get them out and some bleeding. I have to dig at them and finally the tiny hard white ball will come out. I wonder if this is a Lyme cyst?
So many wonderful little surprises with Lyme disease and coinfections.