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I wake up every morning with a cluster of red bites they look like masqito bite and itch horrible i haven't seen any signs of bed bugs and my husband isn't getting bit?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Envenomation: This is suspicious for bed bugs, but individuals may have different responses to the bites. Just a mosquito bite may be a pencil eraser sized bump or a large knot in different people. Look at your mattress again, especially near the seam for the tiny bugs or their feces. Also consider fleas or spider bites. Your doctor may consider other etiologies after examining you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not everyone has a : Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small puncture points in skin . When there's a reaction, it may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. With hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but it doesn't always occur. Bites are often in are.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs. Bedbugs Signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding which turn black over time. 2. Amber colored “shells” are shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal & in small crevices, translucent & 1/16th inch long.
Oct 14, 2013

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