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what are typical symptoms of bedbugs?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Itchnog, swelling: Bedbugs leave marks only 70 per cent of the time, usually on the arms and legs. There amy be large bruises or localized swelling. There are no tess for bedbugs and you need to carefully check the. Bedroom for evidence of bedbugs. An exterminator is important in eradicating bedbug infestations.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Rash: Bed bugs usually cause a rash and severe itching. If you have these symptoms you should see a doctor to obtain the appopriate diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Bite marks: Bed bugs typically come out in the dark and will leave small bite marks, with out without small hemorrhage at the site of the bite. If one develops allergy to bug saliva, there may be welts, swelling, itchy rash at the site of the bite.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an 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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A 52-year-old member asked:

Are bedbugs spread from person to person?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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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A 23-year-old member asked:

How do you disenfect for bedbugs?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Professional: Any human bed bug infestation should be managed by an experienced pest control professional. Improper treatment can result in the development of resistance to pesticides, making it more difficult to eradicate the insects.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of bedbugs.?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Swelling arms legs: Endemic pest which is becoming more prevalent. Lives on bedding and bites humans at night on arms and legs. 30 per cent of ime no lesions are visible.There are no tests to conform diagnosis. The bedroom must be exterminated by a professional. Can spread from one apartment to another in large buildings. Hav been found in stores, motels, movies.
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Someone at work has bed bugs, should I treat my cubicle as a precaution?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the psychological effects of having bed bugs?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bed bugs: Physiological effects aside, a person can become overly sensitive and even obsessed with cleansing and checking.

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