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what do bites from bed bugs look like?

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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. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines.
Answered on Jun 19, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bite.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Bites are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs.
Sep 20, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
s are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs.
Sep 20, 2013

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