Do any of you get red streaks that suddenly appear on your skin that have the appearance of a long scratch? I get these marks regularly on my arms, stomach and back. I'll notice a very slight burning sensation, and if I look at the area I can actually see the "scratch" appear. Sometimes it's just a red streak, anywhere from 2-4 inches long. Other times it's a white raised line (exactly as if a cat scratched me) with red on the outside. It's happened regularly for years. Sometimes the mark disappears within a couple hours. Sometimes it sticks around for a couple days. I would really like to know if this is something that's Lyme related. Thanks!
Hi kdmari. Besides Lyme disease, ticks can transmit several co-infections
including Bartonella, Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme lab such as IgeneX. Have you been tested for them? Many Lyme doctors believe the co-infections need to be treated first for Lyme treatment to be effective.