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Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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What do bed bug bites look like?

What do bed bug bites look like?

Bed Bugs: http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/bedbugs/bedbugs.html.

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What does bed bug bites look like?

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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What does a bed bug bites look like usually?

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 tell me how bed bug bites look like?

Can you tell me how bed bug 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. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Line vs stripe: 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. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Scabies vs bedbugs: 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, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia.** bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by >. ...Read more

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Can bed bug bites look like ingrown hairs?

Can bed bug bites look like ingrown hairs?

Bed bug bites may : Cause no sxs or signs. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy skin lesions. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Check this photo for comparison: http://www.Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-bedbug-bites. ...Read more

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Can you explain how does bed bug bites look like?

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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How do bed bug bites look like after you scratch?

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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What does bed bug bites look like? Are they suppose to itch?

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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What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

Sometimes: 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. However, there are treated in the same way — wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

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. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites look like on African-American?

What do bed bug bites look like on African-American?

No major difference: But African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like little bumps with pulse in it?

Do bed bug bites look like little bumps with pulse in it?

Staph versus bed bug: Bed bug bites are red bumps, but they don't usually have pus in them. They look more like a hive or mosquito bite than an infected boil. When pus is present in a skin lesion, I tend to think about staph infections. Those are common lately and seem to start anywhere they like. Fire ant bites can have pus in them, but they are sterile; it's due to the venom's damage. See your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

Cannot say: Do the lesions itch burn or hurt. That makes a difference. You should see a dermatologist to determine what they are. ...Read more

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I have little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

I have little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

See your doctor: It could be several things, from insect bites to possibly hives, viral infection, or something else. I would recommend having your physician evaluate the rash to reach a more definitive diagnosis. ...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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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

Wouldn't anticipate : Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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How do I keep from scarring after having bed bug bites? They look like bruises on my face and arms.

Bed bug bites don't: Usually look like bruises. 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, > ...Read more

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

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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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?

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?

Pruritis.: Itchiness without rash is called pruritis. There can be many reasons for this. You need to see a dermatologist for a full workup. In then mean time, try sarna over the counter lotion as many times per day as you need to help with the itchy and start a daily regimen of zyrtec (cetirizine). Take consistently without fail to see if changes. The blisters on the hands may be dyshidrotic eczema. A derm can diagnose. ...Read more

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How do bed bug bites look in shower?

How do bed bug bites look in shower?

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. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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How do infected bed bug bites look?

Bed bug 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. If infected it may become warm, w ^ swelling, redness & pus. ...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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Do bed bug bites ooze and crust over?

Bed bug bites: They are not described as crusting and weeping but if you scratched bites enough you might develop a secondary infection. 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 >. ...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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