A 25-year-old female asked:
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i have a rash on my arms and lower back area. i was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. it looks more like an a?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison.
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
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