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how dangerous are bed bugs?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not: They are annoying and all bites can potentially become infected if one scratches the area and gets a secondary skin infection from the bacteria already on one's skin. But they are not dangerous (venomous).
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not very: In addition to the excellent information provided by dr. Bouvier, bed bugs do not tend to carry or spread pathogens.
Answered on Oct 26, 2013
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