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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Bed bugs: Itchy red bumps when you awaken in the morning that were not present before you went to bed.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bugs: Itchy, punctated rash usually worse upon arising.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Ause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there is a reaction, it may not show for several days ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites: wash with soap and water, apply OTC anti itch cream, you might need an antihistaminic as well to help the itch, but might make you drowsy, so take it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There may be : A red, raised area that may itch intensely sometimes there can be a series of linear lesions.
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites: The bites themselves are not self-perpetuating and they do not spread, but they are sometimes extremely itchy. Antihistamines can be used for the itch ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed Bugs: http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/bedbugs/bedbugs.html.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 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 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Annoying: Don't scratch. A simple over the counter Hydrocortisone cram applied 2-3 times daily plus an oral antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrte ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs: 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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