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Bug bites in a straight line

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 43 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 43 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 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
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 27 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 73 years experience
BUG BITES: How do you know they are bug bites? If they itch over-the-counter Hydrocortisone might work. If both of you have it, and if the itching is severe, it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
That the way it is: If you see them you kill them, so they do at night or so you do not feel it. (clever bugs).
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Unlikely: Bug bites often cause itching. You should get your doctor to look at the rash.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mashood Qadri
Internal Medicine 31 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
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A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual to find residual lesions after 2 months have passed. However this may happen if the initial lesions were massive. Given that the type of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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