A 40-year-old member asked:
what do bed bugs bites look like compared to lice ones?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Bouvier answered
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, lice, etc. May look scattered. Also, head lice bites would be located on the scalp and upper neck only as this is where the lice are.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >.
Answered on Oct 13, 2013
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