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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No major difference: but African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt bed bugs: "Raised dry patches" doesn't suggest bug bites, and bed bugs would not limit their meals to your buttock area, more likely itchy red bumps in several ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites/spider: Bed bug bites are usually very itchy red bumps in multiple locations, often scattered around on the trunk and/or extremities. There's no pain. Black w ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not great.: time, and bleaching. The bleach can cause scar/irritation and even make it worse. Laser bleaching like for tatoo removal is probalby the most sure fir ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites: wash with soap and water, apply OTC anti itch cream, you might need an antihistaminic as well to help the itch, but might make you drowsy, so take it ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites: The bites themselves are not self-perpetuating and they do not spread, but they are sometimes extremely itchy. Antihistamines can be used for the itch ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek me ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Observation: Observation for possible secondary bacterial infection and an antihistamine for the itch and inflammation (if present). Also, over the counter streng ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Find the bed bug: You can't be certain until you can trace the source of the bugs. This may include the headboard, mattress, box spring. Look for the brownish fecal de ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Bed bugs: Get a new mattress.

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