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could scabies be mistaken for bed bug bites?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful : 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 be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs.
Nov 23, 2013

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