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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Bed bugs: Bed bugs attack in a linear line. I'll bet you notice them after sleeping. Check your bed sheets for small black insects and possibly blood stains. ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Bed bugs: Bed bugs strike in linear streaks and cause a lot of itching. It is usually not painful. Spider bites could cause more pain but usually they don't c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. ... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Allergy: Insect venom is made usually of proteins. Our immune system can develop antibodies to these venom proteins. This reaction will cause certain immune sy... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Unlikely: Bug bites often cause itching. You should get your doctor to look at the rash.
A member asked:
Dr. Mashood Qadri
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Rash: You may need to see your primary doctor, rash with itching could be multi factorial including different ideologies, varying from viral to bacterial hi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Bug bites: Any allergic reaction to a bug bite can itch however, spider bites, and deer fly are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than fire ants, mosquit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Bug bites: Are you sure these are bug bites? Not hives or another type of rash? If they are indeed bug bites a topical steroid should help, such as hydrocortison... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
OTC: antihistamine cream or oral , and an anti-itch cream to start with, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, that in addition to standard bedroom hygien... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Watch: Watch for signs of infection and clean the bites as any other wound.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You haven't given: Enough information to even guess at the answer. You can provide clarifying information and re-ask or consider having your physician take a look. Take ... Read More
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