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
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.