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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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What's the definitive way to determine if the bumps on my body are pimples or bed bugs?

What's the definitive way to determine if the bumps on my body are pimples or bed bugs?

Ways to tell: 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. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bed. ...Read more

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Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Try an OTC: 1% hydrocortisone cream first. If there is no relief of symptoms after 3-5 days then you should see your doctor. Definitely try to find a source if possible...inspect the mattress/sheets if you live in an area where bed bugs are prevalent. ...Read more

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Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Pruritis.: Itchiness without rash is called pruritis. There can be many reasons for this. You need to see a dermatologist for a full workup. In then mean time, try sarna over the counter lotion as many times per day as you need to help with the itchy and start a daily regimen of zyrtec (cetirizine). Take consistently without fail to see if changes. The blisters on the hands may be dyshidrotic eczema. A derm can diagnose. ...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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I have questions about bed bug bites.

I have questions about bed bug bites.

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

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I think I have bed bug bites help asap?

I think I have bed bug bites help asap?

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

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What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. Your best bet may be to hire a professional exterminator, who may use a combination of pesticides and nonchemical treatments. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have bed bug bites?

What should I do if I think I have bed bug bites?

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

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What distinguishes bed bug bites from black widow 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. A black widow
bite can cause. ...Read more

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Could scabies be mistaken for bed bug bites?

Could scabies be mistaken for bed bug bites?

Doubtful: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on the side of my torso near my armpit. Are these bed bug bites?

Doubtful if only: Location. 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. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

There are difference: Btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You may only have 1 >>. ...Read more

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Sythoms of bed bug bites?

Sythoms of bed bug bites?

Bed bugs: Itchy, punctated rash usually worse upon arising. ...Read more

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What are bed bug bites like?

What are bed bug bites like?

Bed bug bites may: Ause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there is a reaction, it may not show for several days after bed bug has bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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How do I treat bed bug bites?

How do I treat bed bug bites?

Bed bug bites: Wash with soap and water, apply OTC anti itch cream, you might need an antihistaminic as well to help the itch, but might make you drowsy, so take it only if local treatment doesn't work, and try not to drive or operate machinery if drowsy ...Read more

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How do you treat bed bug bites?

How do you treat bed bug bites?

Bed bug bites: The bites themselves are not self-perpetuating and they do not spread, but they are sometimes extremely itchy. Antihistamines can be used for the itch, as well as topical creams like cortisone 10. If a person is very sensitive and the reactions are unusually severe, oral steroids could be used, but these are not often needed. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/bed_bugs/article. Htm. ...Read more

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What to do about these bed bug bites?

Bed bugs: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat bed bug bites?

What is the best way to treat bed bug bites?

Observation: Observation for possible secondary bacterial infection and an antihistamine for the itch and inflammation (if present). Also, over the counter strength Hydrocortisone (1%) may help reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I tell if what I have are bed bug bites?

How can I tell if what I have are bed bug bites?

Find the bed bug: You can't be certain until you can trace the source of the bugs. This may include the headboard, mattress, box spring. Look for the brownish fecal deposit on the sheets especially in hotels. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rid bed bug bites?

Bed Bug bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. You will need to eradicate them or you will continue to be bitten. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/ place all junk in tightly. ...Read more

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I was wondering are bed bug bites ever mistaken for shingles?

I was wondering are bed bug bites ever mistaken for shingles?

That would be very: Unlikely. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that is often in a stripe in a limited area of one side of the body. 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear >. ...Read more

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Blisters on bed bug bites will popping them help?

Blisters on bed bug bites will popping them help?

No, if this is: Likely an allergic rxn. See dr. Bites may
cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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Is this bed bug bites? I have 3, non itchy, bites in a line on my ankle.

Is this bed bug bites? I have 3, non itchy, bites in a line on my ankle.

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. ...Read more

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How do I know that bed bug bites? Does bed bugs lay egg on your skin? How to get rid of them?

Difficult.: Bed bug bites occur on the face, neck, hands, and arms, and are often lined up in rows. They do not lay eggs on skin. If you have them, you will find little blood spots on the seams of your mattress. Getting rid of bedbugs is not an easy process, and most cases require treatment by a pest-control expert. You may have to replace the mattress. But first make sure that it really is bed bugs. ...Read more

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


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