A 26-year-old female asked:
can bedbugs live on your hair? i feel them walking and itching
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Catch one?: Various medications and systemic illnesses can produce a convincing feeling of bug or bug-like ectoparasites living on your skin. If you can't catch a convincing specimen, this is your brain playing tricks on you -- as brains always do sooner or later on their owners. Your physician or a brain specialist knows how to treat this. Best wishes.
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not really: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, >.
Last updated Jan 15, 2014
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