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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have little pimple like itchy bumps on my body. These are not mosquito bites and not bed bug bites because they don't come in clusters what wrong ?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have little pimple like itchy bumps on my body. These are not mosquito bites and not bed bug bites because they don't come in clusters what wrong ?

There are so many: reasons to have lesions that fit that description that it isn't even reasonable for me to guess at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jocelyn Curry
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Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

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Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Try an OTC: 1% hydrocortisone cream first. If there is no relief of symptoms after 3-5 days then you should see your doctor. Definitely try to find a source if possible...inspect the mattress/sheets if you live in an area where bed bugs are prevalent. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Vesicular dyshidrosi: Vesicular dyshidrosis may be what is on your hands. One of the most common and benign dermatologic entities.Have no idea why you are itching all over, but a visit to a dermatologist may help solve this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What's the definitive way to determine if the bumps on my body are pimples or bed bugs?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What's the definitive way to determine if the bumps on my body are pimples or bed bugs?

Ways to tell: 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. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bed. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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What does bed bug bites look like?

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What does bed bug bites look like?

See below: Here you are for the bug, the bites create a red, swollen, warm area called a local reaction and can become infected like any other bite. Seek medical treatment if your are concerned about infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does a bed bug bites look like usually?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bites: 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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Can you explain how does bed bug bites look like?

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Can you explain how does bed bug bites look like?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites look like?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Bed Bugs: http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/bedbugs/bedbugs.html.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does bed bug bites look like? Are they suppose to itch?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does bed bug bites look like? Are they suppose to itch?

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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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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How do bed bug bites look like after you scratch?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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How do bed bug bites look like after you scratch?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. After scratching, the area may scab over and ooze, especially if it becomes secondarily infected. ...Read more

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