A 33-year-old member asked:
how can you tell the difference between a spider bite and a bed bug bite?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
Easy: Bed bugs are numerous. Their bites are numerous & itchy. Spider bites are rare. When they occur they are single, painful, & ulcerate. Bed bugs make you itch. Spider bites make you sick.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
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