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Do bed bugs leave skin or shells behind?

Do bed bugs leave skin or shells behind?

Yes - exoskeleton: 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). Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. 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 dots). The fourth >. ...Read more

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Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

Bedbugs: In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated. ...Read more

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Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more

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1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?

1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?

Normal sleep pattern: OK, if your baby had a serious problem, it would have more symptoms than being awake, like cry, fussiness, fever, etc. If the only issue you have is staying awake, your baby is likely just off schedule. That said, but it to sleep around an hour earlier than typical to make up for its lack of sleep. If your baby does not sleep after 24 hours, go see your doc. ...Read more

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1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep - warm bottle, swaddle, dark, quiet, car rides, lay on my chest, singing, rocking... I'm worried...

Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awake, there is nothing you can do. Most infants will naturally fall asleep when they are tired. Most take 2 naps in the day, and 12 to 15 hours at night, but just like adults, they can go off schedule. If 24, go check her out. ...Read more

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Black color mold on drying rack from wet towel. Do I need to toss it?

Black color mold on drying rack from wet towel.  Do I need to toss it?

The towel?: Or the drying rack? Neither. Just clean them. A bleach solution or Oxiclean is fine for the towel. The drying rack,you might need to get a little more aggressive with ammonia based cleaners. There are commercial black mold cleaning products that you can purchase at home improvement stores. You can decide if the rack is worth keeping. The towel....no problem. Just disinfect in the wash. ...Read more

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My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

My skin rashed upafter going to a tanning bed?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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Wen i sleep i keep waking up with raised itchy white bites on my skin but can't see any bugs. Checked mattress carpet couch n partner not being bit?

Wen i sleep i keep waking up with raised itchy white bites on my skin but can't see any bugs. Checked mattress carpet couch n partner not being bit?

Possible hives: Since your partner is affected, it is quite possible that you have the hives rather than bites. Have you gotten new pajamas or bedding? Before going to be take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see the response. If you continue to have a problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

Bed bugs do.: Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. 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 sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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How do bed bug bites look in shower?

How do bed bug bites look in shower?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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5 year old girl pees the bed often. This morning woke up with a pimply rash on inner thighs. She was wearing PJ pants. rash from wetting the bed? WTD

5 year old girl pees the bed often. This morning woke up with a pimply rash on inner thighs. She was wearing PJ pants.  rash from wetting the bed? WTD

Dermatitis: Rashes in the groin and inner thighs is not uncommon in children who wet the bed. When the skin in these areas is exposed for long periods of time to the moisture from the urine, it can break down and result in various rashes. Most of them get better with local skin care and attempts to maintain dryness, but fungal infections can develop and require medicated treatment for resolution. ...Read more

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White bumps after tanning bed?

White bumps after tanning bed?

Uncertain: Do you have any idea how dangerous tanning beds are? You may have an infection from the tanning bed itself. You could be reacting to the chemicals they wipe them down with. Or this could be solar damage. If you don't want skin cancer- you need to steer clear of tanning beds. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with runny nose, sneezes, watery red eyes , I keep my room dust free, windows closed. Happens more with cold temp. Treatment?

Every morning I wake up with runny nose, sneezes, watery red eyes , I keep my room dust free, windows closed. Happens more with cold temp. Treatment?

Allergies?: Have you been tested for allergies? Besides dust, other possibilities include dust mites, feathers (in your pillow), mold (in your carpet), etc. You can see your primary care physician to get tested (immunocap = very reliable blood test) and treated; prescriptions or over the counter meds may help you, including oral antihistamines, topical treatments (eye drops, nasal sprays). ...Read more

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15 month old fell off bed hit edge of piano leg. 1/2 inch cut to back curve of head. Bled a lot but stopped. Playful for hours. Now asleep. Worry?

15 month old fell off bed hit edge of piano leg. 1/2 inch cut to back curve of head. Bled a lot but stopped. Playful for hours. Now asleep. Worry?

Should be fine: If you are concerned-allow a wake up time in the next hour or 2 to see if your toddler arouses normally. This sounds like a low risk head injury that should improve as the next 24 to 48 hrs evolve. Tend to the cut/laceration to the scalp with soap and water and neosporin/bacitracin oinment. Serious head injuries would be hearalded by loss of consciousness, fussiness, unconsolable, nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of your feet. Both of these situations will be very uncomfortable, as well as potentially detrimental to your feet. ...Read more

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My niece fell off the sofa from a 25cm height and onto a carpeted floor, she fell asleep but wakes herself up from dreams, should I still worry?

My niece fell off the sofa from a 25cm height and onto a carpeted floor, she fell asleep but wakes herself up from dreams, should I still worry?

Knocked out ?: A fall of that distance to a carpeted floor is unlikely to bother most infants.You don't mention age, but any kid who was not knocked out by a fall, but simply cried after is at low risk. Sleep in those kids when tired is normal. If problems are going to happen you usually see a rapid onset of repeated vomiting as a sign of deterioration. If so, seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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