Babesia – Red Dots Breaking Out Again
Juts yesterday I noticed the small, blood red, pin-prick sized Babesia marks are starting to break out again. I had these same tiny marks start to break out last year (or the year before) while on a combo of Mepron, Zithromax and Artemisinin.
Yes these red marks are common and many people get them and a PCP, Rheum or dermatologist will tell you they are not Babesia but these marks are tinier than the common ones.
A common red mark is misshaped or pretty visible to the eye whereas the Babesia marks are usual round, barely visible and very bright, blood-red. Plus with the common ones they start to pop up infrequently and over time as you age where the Babesia marks seem to show up in clusters after taking meds. I am told tis is because the bugs are trying to reach the skin for oxygen (this could be wrong).
Last time I broke out I knew I had never seen such a red mark on me before. Then about 2 weeks into Mepron use I could feel the bugs dying off and the tiny red dots started breaking out from my shoulders all the way to my forearms and some on my body. The new ones are breaking out from my neck down.
There is one on my neck that is a lot larger than usual and that is how I noticed the break out. I then looked in the mirror and barely could make out many new ones running down my neck to my check and shoulders. I have 20/18 (don’t ask me how my eyes are always dry from lyme and I’m lucky I still have good vision) so it is easier for me to see them. If you have poor vision you probably wont notice them.
To red more on Babesia and the red marks visit the well known Lyme doc, Dr. Jones page that is packed full of info below: