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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: The only way to know if a kid is getting bed bug bites is to find them in her bedding and/or in their clothing. Allergic reactions that trigger hives ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
In your luggage: Bed bugs live in the creases and folds of bedding, furniture, and baseboards. They feed at night while you sleep. Look for rust-colored spots on beddi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Bed bugs: True bed bugs are very small. To see the bites you have to look with a magnifying glass - they also really do not lay eggs on the skin and even if the ... Read More
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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. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exterminator!: There are many "home remedies" for bed bugs, but their reliability is somewhat suspect. In reality, it is worth spending some money to have the home ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Friction: They are often caused by friction when people are not moved properly and an area rubs on the bed sheets.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The bug bites create a red, swollen, warm area called a local reaction and can become infected like any other bite. Seek medical treatment if your ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not: They are annoying and all bites can potentially become infected if one scratches the area and gets a secondary skin infection from the bacteria alread ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Heat: Place all clothes (unwashed) into your dryer. Heat to at least 120 f for 20 minutes to kill eggs and bugs. You can wash your clothes as needed afterw ... 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Some: Some patients are blessed with the ability to not react to the bug bites while others have much more pronounced reactions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid infant positio: The back sleeping position is most important in the first months before your infant begins rolling over. By that time, crib death rates have declined ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Probably not: The only way to prevent bed bugs from getting you is to sleep in a place without bed bugs. I know that sounds glib, but it's true. If you have bed b ... 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can use a: "cover up" concealer. You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: They will nest 2 to 3 feet from you as you sleep. The nest is likely to be surrounded by black dots (feces) and white dots (eggs). They prefer cracks ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Call exterminator: The question you posed is complicated- individually, it's easy to squish a bedbug-but from a perspective of eliminating them from your house, it requi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Your bed is : infested. Call a professional exterminator. You may want to confirm theses are "Bed Bug" bites with your doc or a Dermatologist.

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