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A 37-year-old female asked:

mostly my husband and toddlers get bit; i do some; we do not see or feel the bites. it is not fleas; i do not see signs of bed bugs; what type of bug?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hard to say!: Your best bet for finding out the culprits is to call an exterminator. Those folks can not only tell you what might be going on, but also fix it. We don't have enough info to tell you what bug. In the meantime, avoid fragrances and harsh soaps, as these may irritate skin and add to itching. So use unscented everything for sensitive skin. No fabric softeners at all. No aerosols.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2018

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