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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Bed bugs: None that we know of. Just need to get your blood to reproduce. Typically three in a row or more bites. Called breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only way ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Trypanosoma cruzi: Bed bugs can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, (parasites that cause Chagas disease). REF: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117174328.ht ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No HIV: The only way to transmit the HIV is through unprotected sexual intercourse, through blood-to-blood contact (neddles, transfusion of contaminated blood ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Bed bugs: Bed bugs have been around for centuries, but have started to appear again, in people who stay at hotels where the prior guests brought the infestati ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bad bed bugs: Agree w dr. Feinstein. They don't carry nasty pathogens but they can hope a ride & come w you. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Bed bugs: Bedbugs can cause itching which leads to scratching which leads to macerated skin and impetigo infections.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Get rid of bugs: Bed bugs cause bites which will resolve with Hydrocortisone cream, but you must get rid of bedbugs.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Disease from bed bug: The simple answer is no. Bed bugs are a low risk of carrying disease.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doesnt work that way: I see your logic and that is a good thought, but you don't have to worry about that. Bed bugs are gross, but they don't spread stds.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: The only way to know if a kid is getting bed bug bites is to find them in her bedding and/or in their clothing. Allergic reactions that trigger hives ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
In your luggage: Bed bugs live in the creases and folds of bedding, furniture, and baseboards. They feed at night while you sleep. Look for rust-colored spots on beddi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: 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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