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Bed Bug Bites On Arm
Hey, I just found these weird bumps on my arm and am not sure if they are hives or bed bug bites, but I've never come in contact with Bed bugs?
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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
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
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
The ER doc said that I had bed bug bites on my arms and upper back yet, my partner has no marks on him and we found no sign of bugs anywhere. Help!
Bed bugs: Then perhaps it is just a bug bite but if in doubt call a pest control company to check your bed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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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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. ...Read more
Bed bug bites: 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. You can > ...Read more
Well...: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your blood). Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on your sheets (brown- black specks). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestations – an odor that is. ...Read more
Skin rashes: First, you need to make sure your suspicion is correct since many skin rashes may look like bed bug bites. A folliculitis, skin boil due to infections... Can look similar. If you actually see a bug that bite you, you should clean your bed, change the mattress / pillow and wash all linens in hot water to kill the bugs. You can apply otc cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream on the skin lesion to make it heal faster. ...Read more
Line vs stripe: 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. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that. ...Read more
Bed Bug Bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation ; treatment. Need to exterminate the bed bugs. ...Read more