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

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

Location: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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

Cekiac disease: 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/. ...Read more

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

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

Flea bites vs rash: 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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the way scabies and bed bug bites look?

What is the difference between the way scabies and bed bug bites look?

Bed bugs vs scabies.: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

NEEDS to be seen: 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. ...Read more

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What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

Ulcers vs itchy rash: 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. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

Scabies vs. Herpes: 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. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

How can I tell the difference between scratches from playing or scabies?

Location of sores: Scabies causes intensely itchy small bumps that tend to occur in skin folds (under the arms, below the waistband, between the fingers) if these area are not involved, your child probably doesn't have scabies. Scabies lesions will also occur in a line or track at times. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

Closely related: Canine scabies also known as sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. These mite can also infest other mammals for example cats, horses, sheep, and pigs. In humans scabies is due to a closely related species which is adapted to humans (sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis). ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between eczema and scabies?

How can you tell the difference between eczema and scabies?

By where the rash is: 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. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between eczema an scabies is there different symptoms for each one?

How can you tell the difference between eczema an scabies is there different symptoms for each one?

Similar symptoms: Scabies occur usually on wrists, between fingers, groin, axilla, buttocks and neck. Eczema usually occurs on backs of knees, flexural folds, hands and neck. Sometimes eczema and scabies can look similar. You need to be seen by a skin doctor to get a scraping if you think you might have scabies. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs?

How can I tell the difference between scabies or bedbugs?

See below: 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. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Tough to treat: Scabies are tough to treat. Sometimes it takes 2-3 treatments to fully kill the mites. If you are still having the symptoms you may need an additional treatment. ...Read more

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Difference between dermatographism and scabies? Saw a dermatologist ages ago said I have dermatographism. It's flaring up I'm worried its scabies

Dermatographism vs: Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. Dermatographic urticaria (aka dermatographism, skin writing) is when scratching or rubbing. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.

How to tell the difference between an allergy or scabies? I am itchy all over including my face, hands, buttocks ankles etc.

Dermatologist: Scabies is diagnosed by taking scrappings of a suspected lesion and looking under the microscope and seeing the bug or trailings. It most commonly effects the hands. While a generalized rash may indicate an allergic reaction but there are multiple other causes of your symptoms. See a dermatologist to start. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between scabies and dyshidrotic eczema? Went to check the doctor and he said that it the bumps and blisters look like eczema but I had scabies 2 years ago. Thanks

How to tell the difference between scabies and dyshidrotic eczema? Went to check the doctor and he said that it the bumps and blisters look like eczema but I had scabies 2 years ago. Thanks

Location/appearance: The dyshidrotic eczema is typically found on palms of hands, front of fingers or bottom of feet, scabies on the trunk and backside of hands & fingers. The skin defect differs. ...Read more

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I think I may have flea bites, but not sure what nasty diseases are transmitted by dog or cat fleas in the u.S.?

I think I may have flea bites, but not sure what nasty diseases are transmitted by dog or cat fleas in the u.S.?

None (OK maybe one): No nasty diseases. Common bacteria can enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection (impetigo and cellulitis). Avoid scratching as that can introduce the bacteria. Oral antihistamines (Benadryl) and topical corticosteroids (cortisone) are helpful. If you live in rural New Mexico, Arizona, CA or Colorado there are rare cases of plague from infected rodent flea bites (squirrels, prairie dogs). ...Read more

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How long do flea bites last?

Depends.: If you have a type 1 allergy to insect saliva, should be gone in 1-2 days. If type 4, could last for weeks. ...Read more

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How long do flea bites itch?

How long do flea bites itch?

Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine. ...Read more

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How long till flea bites go away?

Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get flea bites?

Do a lot of people get flea bites?

Flea bites: Flea bites are relatively common, and usually appear as small red papules from the knee down. Pet owners are more likely to have bites, as animals are a common source. ...Read more

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How many days do flea bites itch for?

How many days do flea bites itch for?

Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more

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How long til these flea bites go away?

Depends: If uninfected, they should heal within a week. If irritated and scratched, they will last longer, scar up and may become infected. Avoid scratching and apply an antibiotic ointment and keep them clean to enhance healing. May also apply a "liquid bandaid" that looks like clear nail polish to slow itching and infection. Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is useless as are steroids. ...Read more

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What to do if I have flea bites all over my body?

Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites. However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire pest control professionals. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop inching flea bites because I got a hundred of them on me?

What can I do to stop inching flea bites because I got a hundred of them on me?

Fleas: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do Not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites. However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire a pest control professional. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites - bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may ...Read more