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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed a ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No repellants: There are no specific repellents for bed bugs. Liquid & dust pesticides can be sprayed into crevices. There are some bed bugs that are resistant to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Bite?: Bed bugs are tiny arthropods which live by sucking the blood from the superficial skin. The bite are tiny and they do not carry disease and rarely ca ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 blood). Remember that th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not: They are annoying and all bites can potentially become infected if one scratches the area and gets a secondary skin infection from the bacteria alread ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cimex lectularius: Or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No -Bed bug bites: may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 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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