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Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

Cannot say: Do the lesions itch burn or hurt. That makes a difference. You should see a dermatologist to determine what they are. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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Can bed bug bites give an allergic reaction? My arm is covered with red welts and went to ER. Was told it was allergic reaction but friend had bed bug

Can bed bug bites give an allergic reaction? My arm is covered with red welts and went to ER. Was told it was allergic reaction but friend had bed bug

Bed bugs -itchy bite: I think 'yes' these are from bed bugs. These are insects and so their bites can certainly cause an allergic type reaction, just like a mosquito bite. New York City has a real problem with bed bugs as you might be aware. Hopefully you can avoid contact in the future because you will react the same way (or worse!) as allergy gets worse w/ time. Good to check with a MD for questions, esp. if worsens. ...Read more

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Bed bug bites on side of face / and back of left arm on my right hand my thumb is num

Bed bug bites on side of face / and back of left arm on my right hand my thumb is num

Bed bugs?: Are you sure they are bedbugs? How long have you have them and do they come and go? They should not cause numbness in your thumb. See your doctor for a good evaluation or a dermatologist if the problem continues. ...Read more

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How do I keep from scarring after having bed bug bites? They look like bruises on my face and arms.

How do I keep from scarring after having bed bug bites? They look like bruises on my face and arms.

Bed bug bites don't: usually look like bruises. 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, > ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps slowly spreading on my arm. A few are on my stomach and back. They're not bed bug bites, and i'm not allergic to any soaps?

I have red itchy bumps slowly spreading on my arm. A few are on my stomach and back. They're not bed bug bites, and i'm not allergic to any soaps?

Many possibilities: How long this has been happening? If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone have not helped, it is time to consult a dermatologist if the problem has been going on for more than 2 weeks or becoming intolerable. ...Read more

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Had bed bug bites on hands feet legs arms. very itchy till i may bleed and are now turning a little rashy and look a little like eczema. help?

Had bed bug bites on hands feet legs arms. very itchy till i may bleed and are now turning a little rashy and look a little like eczema. help?

Very common: Very common reaction to insect bites especially bedbug bites. Itching as you found out may cause bleeding and subsequent infection. You must get to see your family physician and/or a dermatologist to obtain medication and how to prevent recurrence of the insect invasion. Otherwise you will be one very unhappy person ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites looklike?

What do bed bug bites looklike?

Here's a link: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-bedbugs.

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Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more