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what is the difference between flea bites and bed bug bites?

Location

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Location, location, location. Flea bites will occur close to ground, so for most of us that's legs only. Bed bugs anywhere on the body. Both produce itchy red bumps.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Cekiac disease

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There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. DH is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to decide if there is underlying celiac disease or if the dog has fleas. Go to http://www.celiaccentral.org/skin/
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Dr. Emily Altman answered:

I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Flea bites vs rash

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Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam
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What is the difference between the way scabies and bed bug bites look?

Bed bugs vs scabies.

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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. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? HFM disease? chicken pox? how to tell difference?

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It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems LEAST likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infection/cellulitis.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

Ulcers vs itchy rash

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Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs.
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Is there any difference between pediculosis and scabies?

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Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabie and pedicels is is head lice so they're different
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs?

See below

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Scabies lives in skin, is smaller and burrows into skin. Bed bugs live in sheets, bite suck blood and run, are larger. See the site below for details. Scabies ≠ Bed bugs health.nv.gov/HCQC/Scabies_PowerPointSlideShowView.pdf
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How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

Scabies vs. Herpes

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Herpes usually presents as painful, grouped or clustered small blisters. Scabies are usually very itchy and demonstrate linear red lines suggestive of burrowing. See a dermatologist and get an evaluation and / or biopsy for a definitive answer and treatment.
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Dr. Scott Dyer answered:

How can you tell the difference between eczema and scabies ?

By where the rash is

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Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to occur on the waist, arm pits, writsts, genital area, lower buttocks, front of the knees, sides of the feet, and on the sides and in between the fingers. It is always more itchy at night. Check for some photos of the rashes on medical websites.
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