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A 26-year-old male asked:

i get bit by bugs when i sleep, i don't see them on me. i tested out the couch , the floor, and the bed and i get but but no one else gets bit.

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Need more info: Several things to do: 1. thoroughly clean the bedroom and all sheets and blankets. 2. Have a registered Pest Control company go through your home. Something is going on and needs to be corrected soon.

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