A 35-year-old member asked:
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how do bed bug bites look in shower?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff.
Answered on Nov 23, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs.
Answered on Mar 1, 2020

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Need to get: An idea of what type of bug is biting you and where they are coming from to eradicate them.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bed bugs: May have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Did you stay at a hotel or friend's home recently that could have been infested with bed bugs?

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