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do bed bugs bite black people

A 60-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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A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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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 46-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
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A 50-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Different reasons: Interesting question- it varies depending on the bug- some bite people due to fear such as bee stings and some like mosquitos and ticks bite to eat an ... Read More
A 43-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 48-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. 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
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A 54-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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
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.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There may be : A red, raised area that may itch intensely sometimes there can be a series of linear lesions.
A 46-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
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No bites: Silverfish are not bloodsuckers. They eat carbohydrates like food droppings on the floor or the glue in bookbindings. They will not attack you.
A 54-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 38-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 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
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A 54-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites: They are not described as crusting and weeping but if you scratched bites enough you might develop a secondary infection. Bed bug bites may cause no s ... Read More
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