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Do bed bug bites leave bruises

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You won't scar from insect bites. However, you do need to take steps to fumigate the place and get rid of the bugs. You need to speak with a pest... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bed bug bites don't: usually look like bruises. 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 day... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: I hope the sores are not getting worse. Apply cold pack on them, keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply anti-itch medication (available over t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There may be : A red, raised area that may itch intensely sometimes there can be a series of linear lesions.
A 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Well...: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your bloo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Skin rashes: First, you need to make sure your suspicion is correct since many skin rashes may look like bed bug bites. A folliculitis, skin boil due to infections... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Doubtful : Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No, if this is : Likely an allergic rxn. See dr. Bites may cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may sh... Read More

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