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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

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Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Bug Bites: Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You may not be able : To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

How do i distinguish between a spider and mosquito bite?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Spider bite: Brown recluse bite develops a central necrotic, less painful lesion, most of the time. A mosquito bite, is usually just very itchy, and no necrosis. Exam with doctor is recommended, if unsure.

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