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What do i have? a rash? bug bite? it itches! i have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. i thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. they are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. i have some on my wrists tha

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You could be dealing with an allergic reaction, scabies, bed bugs(mites) etc. It is difficult to say. Has your boyfriend experienced symptoms as of now? If so then you will both need treatment. If possible see your doctor for an evaluation. In the meantime wash your sheets in very hot water, clean all rugs, etc. If you are unable to see a doctor you can try over the counter Elimite (permethrin) cream, it won't hurt if it is not scabies. In additon benadry for itching. The best thing is to seek medical care for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. All the best.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not every one has a: Reaction to 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
ers,neck & legs. Bedbugs Signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal & in small crevices, translucent & 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long & flat.
Oct 14, 2013

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