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how long do bed bugs bites last

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
May be several weeks: at least a week, but depending on the severity, could last several weeks. Very important to avoid picking to let them heal

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Depends: A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis inv ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubt: May be the discomfort from the sunburn prevented you from noticing what you believe is bed bug. Seek help to treat the bed bug
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itchi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I hope the sores are not getting worse. Apply cold pack on them, keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply anti-itch medication (available over t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Could be stress.: Stress can also cause hives.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arif Patni
26 years experience Family Medicine
Allergic Reaction: Sounds like a mild allergic reaction, recommend cool compresses, soothing lotion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - if not improving or worsening then see ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cimex lectularius: bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public ... Read More

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