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what are the symptoms of bed bugs?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Bed bugs include:: Blister rash, Itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bed bug bites: may have no sx's/signs initially except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs.

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Are bedbugs spread from person to person?

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Typically not: Because bed bugs are visible, they are usually spread from one form of furniture or household item to another. People not locating their hiding place is the main issue. They could be in something someone is carrying, though.
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How do you disenfect for bedbugs?

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Someone at work has bed bugs, should I treat my cubicle as a precaution?

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No need to treat : Bed bugs are a global problem. These pests hitch-hikie from place to place in luggage, etc. The bed bugs don't have a way to be transported from co-worker's house to your cubicle. When traveling check your hotel for small insects the size of an apple seed in the crevices of bedding, baseboards, etc. Keep your luggage off the floor to avoid brining them home. Heat is best way to kill them.
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What are the psychological effects of having bed bugs?

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some bodily symptoms that can indicate you have bed bugs?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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.

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