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difference between spider bites and bed bug bites

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Insect bites: Bed bug bites will be multiple and all over your body whereas a spider bite is usually a single bite with a much larger initial puncture site and sign ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes : Sometimes it can be tough to figure out, "what bit me?" typically, bed bugs will bite in 3 areas, many times these bites follow a linear pattern and ... Read More
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A 40-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Location: Location, location, location. Flea bites will occur close to ground, so for most of us that's legs only. Bed bugs anywhere on the body. Both produce i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience Pediatrics
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs vs MRSA: 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 has bitten ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bites from bugs...: It may be impossible on the outset to tell the difference. But a good dermatologist surely should be consulted to know what and if there is any treatm ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger vs bed bug: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
BEDBUG/SPIDER BITES: Deep and scattered lesions all over the body can be caused by bedbugs while spider bites are less itchy, more painful and limited to few lesions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger's bites: Often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites/spider: Bed bug bites are usually very itchy red bumps in multiple locations, often scattered around on the trunk and/or extremities. There's no pain. Black w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocorti ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Well...: A boil is an abscess that can be caused by many things including a spider bite. Not all, in fact very few however, cause abscesses.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
They can vary.: Depending on the species, spider bites are quite variable in appearance. Ant bites are usually very itchy, red, swollen but can become infected espec ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience Pediatrics
Bug Bites: Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites
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
A 50-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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Here you are for the bug, the bites create a red, swollen, warm area called a local reaction and can become infected like any other bite. Seek medica ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Like impetigo: Bed bug bites look like any insect bite.The fact that you wake up with them & they are numerous alerts you that you're sleeping with an uninvited gues ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Not really: They are completely different organisms, so they are not the same. However, clinically, when you look at the marks they make on the skin, they may be ... Read More
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