A 29-year-old member asked:
How dangerous are bed bugs?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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).
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not very: In addition to the excellent information provided by dr. Bouvier, bed bugs do not tend to carry or spread pathogens.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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