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How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Bedbugs are visible.: Bedbugs are visible and live off the skin. Scabies are not visible and live in the skin. Bedbugs live on mattress, behind the bed on furniture. Scabie... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Scabies lives in skin, is smaller and burrows into skin. Bed bugs live in sheets, bite suck blood and run, are larger. See the site below for details.... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bed bugs vs scabies.: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Rasberry smell.: Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established. They remain close to hosts, in or near beds or couches. They can be in other are... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bedbugs vs scabies?: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Scabies: Scabies burrow into your skin and create an itchy rash that persists until treated with Permethrin cream and even then takes awhile to get better. Bed... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scabies vs bed bugs: 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 female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Take Drs advice: The good news is that scabies is relatively easy to eliminate with proper cleaning and anti-scabies potions. Bed bugs are much harder to get rid of a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know. : 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 days later. It can cause itch... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Patterns: Scabies tend to make linear, reddish, raised "tracks" (from the mite burrowing just under skin), and like the skin near creases / joints. Bedbugs tend... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No they aren't : Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Different patterns: 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 days later. It can cause itch... Read More

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