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Doctor insights on: Can You See Bed Bugs With The Human Eye

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Can you see bed bugs with the naked eye?

Can you see bed bugs with the naked eye?

Yes: They are small brown insects. You can google and look at them online. ...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 do bed bug bites on the eyelids look like?

What do bed bug bites on the eyelids look like?

If the lesions are : Only on the eyelids — 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

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Can bed bugs bite your head?

Can bed bugs bite your head?

Yes: 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. >. ...Read more

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Are bedbugs visible to the naked eye?

Are bedbugs visible to the naked eye?

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 and become browner with age. They hide in crevices, along fabric seams, so can be hard to find. ...Read more

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Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?

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 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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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?

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

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What are bed bugs and what do they look like? Do they make you itch can you see them?

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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Mostly my husband and toddlers get bit; I do some; we do not see or feel the bites. It is not fleas; I do not see signs of bed bugs; what type of bug?

Mostly my husband and toddlers get bit; I do some; we do not see or feel the bites. It is not fleas; I do not see signs of bed bugs; what type of bug?

Hard to say!: Your best bet for finding out the culprits is to call an exterminator. Those folks can not only tell you what might be going on, but also fix it. We don't have enough info to tell you what bug. In the meantime, avoid fragrances and harsh soaps, as these may irritate skin and add to itching. So use unscented everything for sensitive skin. No fabric softeners at all. No aerosols. ...Read more

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So bed bugs and several other bugs live off of human blood right?

So bed bugs and several other bugs live off of human blood right?

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 more

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Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite(s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?

Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite(s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?

No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine) for whatever reason right now, try having a shower and apply cold compresses till you see a doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Do bed bugs always make you itch?

Do bed bugs always make you itch?

No -Bed bug bites: 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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What does bed bugs bites look like?

What does bed bugs bites look like?

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from a 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. Signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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What do bites from bed bugs look like?

What do bites from bed bugs look like?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may not show for several days after being 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. Bite. ...Read more

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How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get them out of your matress. ...Read more

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Difference between chigars and bed bugs?

Difference between chigars and bed bugs?

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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How to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

How to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

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. Declutter entire room. Place all junk in tightly sealed 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 >>. ...Read more

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What is good to treat bed bugs in ur body.

What is good to treat bed bugs in ur body.

Bed bug eradication: Bed bugs suck blood from your skin, they don't enter the body per se. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed 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. ...Read more

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What do bed bugs bits look like on your butt?

What do bed bugs bits look like on your butt?

Well, I wouldn't : Anticipate that you would only have bed bug bites on your buttocks. Bites are often in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small puncture points in skin. When there's a reaction, it may show from a hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. With hypersensitivity blisters may >>. ...Read more

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My question is what chemical is used to treat bed bugs?

It's NOT that simple: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/ put all junk in tightly sealed 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 can't go in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag ; dispose. Next,. ...Read more

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I was traveling and I was bitten by bed bugs. Should be worried of any diseases?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs have been around for centuries, but have started to appear again, in people who stay at hotels where the prior guests brought the infestation into the room. Before you stay at a hotel, google the hotel to see if bed bugs have been reported there. They hide in the bedding, and bite while you sleep. They don't transmit disease, but you can bring them home, and they are hard to kill. ...Read more

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How does a developed country like the us suffer developing world things like bed bugs?

How does a developed country like the us suffer developing world things like bed bugs?

Travel/extermination: When I lived in europe bed bugs were a problem. Never thought I would see them in the us. The epidemic is attributed to ^ foreign travel & progressive v in chemicals authorized to treat them. They are very hard to eradicate once they move in. ...Read more

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I know it's the bed making us ichy. But we have no bites im 90percent sure it's not fleas or bed bugs. Going to get a new bed but would like to know why?

Agree w earlier : Response. Would only get a new bed if that seems to be related to your itching. How do you know it isn't bedbugs? ...Read more

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Can bed bugs spread aids?

Can bed bugs spread aids?

Bed bugs : Don't transmit aids or any other pathogens. ...Read more