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Can You See Bed Bugs With The Human Eye
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 ...Read more
If the lesions are : Only on the eye lids - i would be doubtful that they were bedbugs. Bites are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. I can only describe bed bug bites in general (not specific to eye area). 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 >. ...Read more
Yes: Adult bedbugs are about 4–5 mm (1/6 of an inch) and 1.5–3 mm (1/16 to 1/8 of an inch) wide. Newly hatched bugs (nymphs) are translucent, lighter in color and become browner with age. They hide in crevices, along fabric seams, so can be hard to find. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I woke up yesterday morning with little red dots/welts on my thighs. They do not itch and i checked for bed bugs and didn't see any bugs. What is it?
Many possibilities: Bed bug bites are very itchy so this is unlikely. Red bumps can occur wih insect bite such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, spiders etc. Bug bites usually bother people. Red bumps without itch or pain can be from viruses, irritants on the skin, reactions to fodd/medicine ingested or common diseases. In many cases the cause is never found and they just go away. See your doctor if they persist. ...Read more
Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?
Plausible not likely: No recorded cases that i know of. Not for bed bugs or kissing bugs. Mosquitoes can transfer malaria from one human to another but i know of no cases of hiv/aids transmitted by this vector. That should be reassuring because both malaria & HIV are endemic to the same areas of tropical africa. Anyone else have information on this terrorfying scenario? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bed bugs: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. 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. At night it is attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cimex lectularius : Or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It hides in crevaces during the day. At night it is attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. You normally don't see a bed bug (they are nocturnal). The adult is 1/4th inch long & flat. Don't expect to “see” the eggs either. They are is small crevices, translucent. ...Read more
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