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Do bed bugs bite black people

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No major difference: but African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected.
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Doubt bed bugs: "Raised dry patches" doesn't suggest bug bites, and bed bugs would not limit their meals to your buttock area, more likely itchy red bumps in several ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Doc visit: A visit to the doctor, for your son, you, or ideally, both of you, can help find out the cause. Besides bedbugs, scabies is also a possibility. good l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: 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 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
Not especially: Bed bugs crawl on the skin and more likely will bites in different locations but specially on exposed areas of the skin on the arms and legs.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Red bumps w/ scratch: Bed bugs often bite in a row, or cluster. The bites vary from pink bumps to welts. They are very itchy. The become more inflamed when scratched you ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Probably not bedbugs: Have you seen them? Are there red/brown dots on your sheets? See a dermatologist. Are there itchy, scabby sores in lines?
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your... Read More