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rash or bed bug bites

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Topical antibiotics: Pain, redness, sometimes itching, blisters and a rash especially along a rib, that does not cross the midline either in the front or back, is very con ... Read More
Dr. Robert Greenheck
51 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bites: Most bug bites look similar so hard to decide what insect it may be without an exam and then sometimes that doesn't always help
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incompl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There may be : A red, raised area that may itch intensely sometimes there can be a series of linear lesions.
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Annoying: Don't scratch. A simple over the counter Hydrocortisone cram applied 2-3 times daily plus an oral antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrte ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Well...: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your bloo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin rashes: First, you need to make sure your suspicion is correct since many skin rashes may look like bed bug bites. A folliculitis, skin boil due to infections ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fumigate: Call an exterminator.

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