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can bed bugs get under your skin

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Treat like any bites: Bed bug bites are no different from bites from other insects like ants or mosquitos. Anti-itching cream, cortisone cream, antihistamins(oral medicines ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed Bug Bites: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek me ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Bed bugs: True bed bugs are very small. To see the bites you have to look with a magnifying glass - they also really do not lay eggs on the skin and even if the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You may: You may have dermographism. Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wel....: They would not travel specifically to the vaginal area, so if you only have lesions in that area- i would see your physician for a medical evaluation ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It can occur on the areole and nipple as well as in the fold but should not e localized to that area only amd there should be significant night itichi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please see a : Dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for scarring.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin f ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Exterminator: Getting rid of bed bugs effectively usually requires help from a professional exterminator with experience in bed bug control. They are very difficul ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed Bug Bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Sign ... Read More
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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Exterminator: Getting rid of bed bugs effectively usually requires help from a professional exterminator with experience in bed bug control. They are very difficul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Same as from sun: Damage to your skin causes your body to have to replace the damaged skin with new skin. Heavy ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds ca ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: They are small brown insects. You can google and look at them online.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lots of work.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Staph vs staff: Staphylococcal organisms colonize the skin. When they get 'under the skin' or enter the skin through breaks (cut, scratch, rash, burn) then the organ ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Spiders don't burrow. They do bite, however, and this can lead to infection. If you have a red area with a black center, see your doctor to get proper ... Read More
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A 48-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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exterminator!: There are many "home remedies" for bed bugs, but their reliability is somewhat suspect. In reality, it is worth spending some money to have the home ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Probably: If the pane you are resting on isn't cleaned in between persons then you could get a fungal infection. It is similar to the fungal infection you can g ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your ... Read More
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