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Do you think I should keep looking for bed bugs, if I only found one?

Do you think I should keep looking for bed bugs, if I only found one?

Where there is one,: There are more. Are you sure it is a bed bug? Bedbugs signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th" long. ...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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What to do if I found a bed bug and seem to be the only one concerned?

What to do if I found a bed bug and seem to be the only one concerned?

Clean you, clothes &: Home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: <a href='http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/sealed' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/sealed</a> plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible to get only one bed-bug bite per night?

Doubt it (but never: Say never). 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 track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ;. ...Read more

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I was getting bitten repeatedly but no one else was bitten that has come over for hours and I am not sure if bed bugs or flea?

I was getting bitten repeatedly but no one else was bitten that has come over for hours and I am not sure if bed bugs or flea?

If your friends were: Over during the day - they wouldn't be bitten. Bed bugs hides in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. They come out to feed on our blood. ...Read more

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My son has some linear bites but I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. Everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

My son has some linear bites but I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. Everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

Linear bites: Linear bites do suggest bug bites usually develop during the night, so keep searching, you can use hydrocortisone cream OTC to alleviate the itching, if they keep coming back show it to his pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do bed bugs bites look like compared to lice ones?

What do bed bugs bites look like compared to lice ones?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. 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 that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >. ...Read more

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I attend to a college in a state where bed bugs are a problem. If one bites me on campus does it mean I have them at home too?

Not certain: 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 another. It is a. ...Read more

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I keep getting bit on my feet at night time. Help? I even went as far as buying new mattress never seen any bed bugs. Any one know how I can make it stop?

I keep getting bit on my feet at night time. Help? I even went as far as buying new mattress never seen any bed bugs. Any one know how I can make it stop?

Get a professional: Exterminator. It would be very unlikely that you would actually see bedbugs. 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. ...Read more

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What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

Steroid creams: Steroid creams help reduce the itch and swelling of bed bug bites. Do not apply it near his eyes and go very lightly on his face if you must use it there. Treat the underlying cause - get an exterminator, new bed, etc. ...Read more

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I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

Wouldn't anticipate: Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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Do I have bed bug bites? I have two bites, one on each of the insides of each knee. I've scratched them so much they've gotten inflamed.

Do I have bed bug bites? I have two bites, one on each of the insides of each knee. I've scratched them so much they've gotten inflamed.

Bed bugs: 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. ...Read more

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I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

Can't tell: Need more history. If the problem is a recurring one and you still can't identify the bug, it may be from something else. Skin lesions are impossible to decipher without a direct examination. See your doctor if this persists or recurs. ...Read more

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A couple days ago I awoke with 5 bite on my stomach and one on my left brest I had my house inspect for bed bug and none were found. One on boo is sor?

A couple days ago I awoke with 5 bite on my stomach and one on my left brest I had my house inspect for bed bug and none were found. One on boo is sor?

Also need to. ..: Also need to consider inspection/ extermination for spiders. They are notorious for peacefully biting people during their restful moments. If soreness, redness, etc, consider scheduling a virtual consult or going into doctor's office for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

If there: Are no more bites then probably not "bed lice" (unless you changed your mattress)
Spiders bite in "clusters"

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My daughter has spots which came over night. Bed bugs? They do not itch. They seem to be open with fluid. About 10 total. Not symmetrical. Only on one upper leg

My daughter has spots which came over night. Bed bugs? They do not itch. They seem to be open with fluid. About 10 total. Not symmetrical. Only on one upper leg

Inflammation: Open with fluid indicates blisters or vesicles, which could mean infection if they came withing a few hours. It would be better for her to be seen by a local urgent care for proper assessment as the treatment would be different. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard

Hard to say: Bed bugs usually feed off and on for hours and cause dozens of evident bites on the victim. Significant spider bites leave a dark hole. Single bites could be many things and is often not amenable to anyone determining their origin. ...Read more

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I have one bed bug blister on my hand. Can I pop it and then clean it. Or should I leave it aloñe?

I have one bed bug blister on my hand. Can I pop it and then clean it. Or should I leave it aloñe?

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. Popped blisters can sometimes become infected. ...Read more

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I have one bite on my arm it was like a welt and itched then went to hard and sore could it be bed bugs?

I have one bite on my arm it was like a welt and itched then went to hard and sore could it be bed bugs?

Bed bug bits: May have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 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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Itchy bumps popping up all over body randomly they say it scabies but no one has it. I called the exterminator and its not bed bugs....Please help?

See a dermatologist: There are several potential causes of these symptoms. Medication reaction, contact allergy, scabies, infection just to name a few. I recommend being evaluated by a dermatologist to help identify the cause and get it treated. ...Read more

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I recently got a couple bed bug bites, one formed a large blister around the bite. Should I pop it? And the rest are extremely itchy what should I do?

I recently got a couple bed bug bites, one formed a large blister around the bite. Should I pop it? And the rest are extremely itchy what should I do?

Don't pop it: I suggest no home invasive treatment to any of your lesions as this may lead to more inflammation/infection. Put hot pack on it and if it drains on its own, then just wipe it and put a gauze to absorbe the secretion. Do not put anything inside. You may see doctor in order for him to poke it or start you on antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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I have a rash. One doc said bed bugs. The next said eczema. They are sporadic welts ann patches of red rashes. Any insight? Very itchy. On tummy &back

Eczema: Both of the diagnoses are plausible. Bed bug bites also happen often on the arms and legs. Also, you may find them if you search and you might notice a pungent odor. If these are not the case, it is more likely eczema. Try the treatment they have prescribed for a few weeks and see if the symptoms are eliminated. ...Read more

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Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Doubt cpx: You gain lifelong immunity to chickenpox with your first case. Your description is to vague for a specific label. We cannot view any pictures you might have uploaded on this public site. ...Read more

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How do bed bugs travel?

How do bed bugs travel?

In your luggage: Bed bugs live in the creases and folds of bedding, furniture, and baseboards. They feed at night while you sleep. Look for rust-colored spots on bedding or furniture. The bugs look like apple seeds. Keep your luggage on racks or in the bathtub away from their hiding spaces. When you get home keep your luggage outside and put all your clothing into the dryer (120 f) for 15+ min to kill bugs & eggs. ...Read more

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How do bed bugs bites look first?

How do bed bugs bites look first?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. 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 that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually. ...Read more

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Invisible bed bugs invasion, what to do?

Bed bugs: 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 and treatment. Declutter entire bedroom ; other effect. ...Read more

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What effect does bed bugs have on humans?

What effect does bed bugs have on humans?

Variable: Some people don't feel the bites. Others develop redness, swelling and intense itching. The bed bug does not tend to carry other pathogens. Some people can develop significant allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bed bugs in my house?

Bedbugs Signs:: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to keep away bed bugs?

Is it possible for me to keep away bed bugs?

Avoidance: 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 another. It is. ...Read more

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What are common signs of having bed bugs present?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs, like any other insects are very hard to find but they always leave something behind. One of the biggest indicators that your mattress is infested with bed bugs is their droppings. Search your mattress for dark spots that can either be solid feces, eggs, shed skins and blood blots. If you find a handful, then there are more bed bugs than you expected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bed bugs?

What is the definition or description of: bed bugs?

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 another. It is an insidious problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting bit and it's not bed bugs?

Need to get: An idea of what type of bug is biting you and where they are coming from to eradicate them. ...Read more