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is a bed bug bite worse than a flea bite?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not: bed bug is harder to get rid off.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between a bed bug bite and a flea bite?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of lincoln’s head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood meal. An area of the skin bitten by a flea looks like a red swollen spot with a small point of puncture in the middle.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to determine the difference between a flea bite or a bed bug bite?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You might not be : Able to distinguish them. Both can leave red, itchy, swollen areas of skin. However the bed bug may leave a track of bites in a line. The flea does not do this. Fleas bites are likely to be more dispersed.

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