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can you get just one bed bug bite

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doubt it (but never : Say never). Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bite: A picture would be ideal. Bed bugs usually bite multiple times. They are usually very itchy. A spider bite tends to be more painful and sometimes has ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Get exam: See your doctor for evaluation first and then treatment options
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Often -yes: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itch ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bug Bites: One common treatment known as calamine lotion is used in the treatment of bedbug bites. It is a pink lotion that comes in a pink bottle. This lotion i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not to worry. Bed bugs do not transmit herpes viruses to people. Take care.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, l ... Read More
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A 53-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Here is a photo of a: Bed bug. You normally don't see a bed bug (they are nocturnal). The adult is 1/4th inch long & flat. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites ar ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes : If they infest your clothes then they can be transferred to your bedding.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Change mattress ;: You can change the mattress and use an exterminator to get rid of the bed bugs.Thats the only solution.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Bug bites can cause what is referred to as a "local reaction" which includes redness, swelling, warmth and itch. This usually is the reaction that o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You might not be: Able to. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug h ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Ointments...: There are some fine topical otc ointments you can use - mild Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointments that are fine for short periods of ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Most tick-borne infections have an incubation period from a couple days up to 2-4 weeks, depending on the organism. The following site gives a chart d ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs: 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See your PMD...: A local doctor, who will know more about your local spider affair....
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Cleanliness: Human bedbugs occur throughout the world. Infestations are considered more common in poorer areas. Maintain good hygiene and keep a clean home and clo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Possible but: Seemsbut seems unlikely.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy: Have you changed detergent when you washed the sheets, or do you have a wool blanket that might be causing your itching. Or are you wearing new pajama ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. You may look...: You may look rather handsome if the clothes fit the man. Spiders are everywhere in the places where we humans live... which means they are unavoidable ... Read More

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