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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There may be : A red, raised area that may itch intensely sometimes there can be a series of linear lesions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug: Red areas that itch. Refer to the site on google.

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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Annoying: Don't scratch. A simple over the counter Hydrocortisone cram applied 2-3 times daily plus an oral antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrte ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Well...: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your bloo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin rashes: First, you need to make sure your suspicion is correct since many skin rashes may look like bed bug bites. A folliculitis, skin boil due to infections ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Like impetigo: Bed bug bites look like any insect bite.The fact that you wake up with them & they are numerous alerts you that you're sleeping with an uninvited gues ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Bed bugs: Get a new mattress.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Location: Location, location, location. Flea bites will occur close to ground, so for most of us that's legs only. Bed bugs anywhere on the body. Both produce i ... Read More
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