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do bed bug bites look like hives

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need examination: Hard to tell without examination
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: on what your bumps look like. Hives tend to be slighltly asymmetric and in various shapes and sizes, often resolve slowly on their own and are itchy. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be rechecked: If there has been an unexpected change be rechecked. They may be infected. All the best.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a check up: Consult your doctor as you need an urgent evaluation. Good luck !
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bugs vs hives: Hives can occur suddenly anywhere on your body. They are pink to red, smooth textured- flat topped bumps that can be very small or large or may even c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Looks, Located, #s: Mosquito bites are generally just a few and follow being recently outside in the evening or night. Bed bug bites are more commonly located on the legs ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Here is the issue: You are under another doctor's care. Once I direct you how to discontinue this medication, I have now interfered with the care you are receiving. I kn ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 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
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiley Reynolds
25 years experience Pain Management
Bed Bugs: No. They have very different characteristics. Please google each and click on images at top to see what each one looks like.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No major difference: but African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected.
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Staph versus bed bug: Bed bug bites are red bumps, but they don't usually have pus in them. They look more like a hive or mosquito bite than an infected boil. When pus is p ... Read More

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