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How do bed bug bites look in shower?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does bed bug bites look like?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Here you are for the bug, the bites create a red, swollen, warm area called a local reaction and can become infected like any other bite. Seek medical treatment if your are concerned about infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how bed bug bites look like?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do bed bug bites look like after you scratch?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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. After scratching, the area may scab over and ooze, especially if it becomes secondarily infected.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Bed bug bites with no bugs present, what could this be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You normally don't: See bed bugs. 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 ; >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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& legs. 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.
Jan 15, 2014
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does a bed bug bites look like usually?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Red bumps: Usually a raised red and swollen bump (s) it is typically itchy and when scratched can become open and scabbed.

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