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Do bed bugs bite the same spot?

Do bed bugs bite the same spot?

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 show as fast as an hour or 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 – >. ...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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I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

Can't tell: Need more history. If the problem is a recurring one and you still can't identify the bug, it may be from something else. Skin lesions are impossible to decipher without a direct examination. See your doctor if this persists or recurs. ...Read more

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I woke up 2 days ago with spot/bite marks all over my face and arms and a few on my legs. I googled and it said bed bugs but I am not sure?

I woke up 2 days ago with spot/bite marks all over my face and arms and a few on my legs. I googled and it said bed bugs but I am not sure?

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 doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >. ...Read more

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Two red spots (size of dimes) on arm; doesn't hurt or itch. Bed bugs or is there other causes for random bruising in the same spot?

Two red spots (size of dimes) on arm; doesn't hurt or itch. Bed bugs or is there other causes for random bruising in the same spot?

Red spots on arms: Could be eczema, fungal rash (ringworm), bite, brouise or beginning of low platelet (usually on more then arms)s May consider topical steriod and antifungal and f/u with doc urgent care for CBC and platelet count. ...Read more

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Saw 2 red spots on arm last night; doesn't hurt or itch. Is it bed bugs or is there other cause for random bruising in the same spot?

Saw 2 red spots on arm last night; doesn't hurt or itch. Is it bed bugs or is there other cause for random bruising in the same spot?

Prob not Bed bugs: These are INTENSELY itchy, and typically occur on the legs though not always. Without seeing the spots not possible to diagnose. They could be bites. If they are bruises they will go away. If they are tiny and red might be cherry angiomas. ...Read more

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I got bit by a lot of bed bugs I'm currently out of that location and they seem to be healing but im getting these hot spots that turn to waterblister?

I got bit by a lot of bed bugs I'm currently out of that location and they seem to be healing but im getting these hot spots that turn to waterblister?

Bed bug bites: Bedbug bites can cause a lot of inflammation at the site of the bite especially if you are particularly sensitive. On rare occasion they can get infected as well. It may take some time for the bites to go away. Sometimes steroid creams or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can help with the inflammation and itching. If infected you will need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have single, random, itchy spots. Looks like a bite, but it's a breakout. No bed bugs or bugs of any kind, no changes in food or detergents. +30day?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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My three year old was bitten by bed bugs on her legs which left a lot of dark spots on her legs. What could I or use 2 get rud of the dark spots?

My three year old was bitten by bed bugs on her legs which left a lot of dark spots on her legs. What could I or use 2 get rud of the dark spots?

Time will help: The spots will fade slowly over the next few months. If they are still there in the summer make sure you put sunscreen on her legs whenever she is outside. ...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?

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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What is the difference between bed bug bites and spider bites how can you tell them apart? I have some brown what looks to be spots on my legs when you rub it, it feels like a slight bump.

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an 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. Spider bites can have. ...Read more

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I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but I usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but I usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

Maybe: If its bedbugs the red spots would be anywhere the bed contacts your skin and sometimes you'll have tiny blood spots on the bed. Notably you'll have red papules in sets of 3 from where the critters ate breakfast lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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Mysterious itchy bite marks&red spots on arms&legs. Checked for bed bugs but don't have any. Why do I have marks & What is causing it?

Mysterious itchy bite marks&red spots on arms&legs. Checked for bed bugs but don't have any. Why do I have marks & What is causing it?

Bite Marks: You need to be evaluated by your doctor, it is very hard to tell what bites and rashes are without looking at them. ...Read more

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There are red spot on my body. They gathered on a particular spot. It's already been a week. I even cleaned my bed in case it were bed bugs but the s?

Not sure: You need to give more of an explanation. Are these spots itchy or not? If they are they could be bug bites but not necessarily bed bugs. You should see a doctor preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Before this, thanks doctor! I have itchy red spot gathered on my body. I cleaned my bed in case it's bed bug but it's not. Its already been a week.

Before this, thanks doctor! I have itchy red spot gathered on my body. I cleaned my bed in case it's bed bug but it's not. Its already been a week.

Probably impossible: There are many different bugs that can bite you if you are continuing to get bites then you need to see your dermatologist. If you do see a bug you should try to save it and bring it in with you so it can be analyzed to tell what type it is. ...Read more

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Do bedbugs always bite in the same spot?

Do bedbugs always bite in the same spot?

No they tend to: Bite all over but 1 bug can leave a trail of bites from sequential feedings. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's 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 doesn't always happen. ...Read more

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My daughter has spots which came over night. Bed bugs? They do not itch. They seem to be open with fluid. About 10 total. Not symmetrical. Only on one upper leg

My daughter has spots which came over night. Bed bugs? They do not itch. They seem to be open with fluid. About 10 total. Not symmetrical. Only on one upper leg

Inflammation: Open with fluid indicates blisters or vesicles, which could mean infection if they came withing a few hours. It would be better for her to be seen by a local urgent care for proper assessment as the treatment would be different. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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Why do bed bugs bite me and not my wife and where in the same bed?

Some people may: React to bedbugs while others may have no discernable reaction. Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an 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 area. ...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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What do bed bugs bite look like or a website with photo?

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an 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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How does bed bugs bite look like?

How does bed bugs bite look like?

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 do bed bugs bite look like after I've scratched?

How do bed bugs bite look like after I've scratched?

Red bumps w/ scratch: Bed bugs often bite in a row, or cluster. The bites vary from pink bumps to welts. They are very itchy.
The become more inflamed when scratched
you can use an oral anti-itch medication if needed. ...Read more

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What does bed bugs bite look like and how can I stop them?

What does bed bugs bite look like and how can I stop them?

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 an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. With hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but it doesn't always occur. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

No: If you have bed bugs, I would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If the bites are serious I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your skin!) and certain pesticides can kill them. Consider an exterminator with experience in bed bugs. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago bed bugs gave me hard swollen welts. Just got bit again. Same reaction. Anyway it could be another kind of bug giving the same reaction?

2 yrs ago bed bugs gave me hard swollen welts. Just got bit again. Same reaction. Anyway it could be another kind of bug giving the same reaction?

Clean bed: You need to keep your sheet clean, and room ventilated.
take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and zyrtec during the day, if swelling persisted see a doctor.
any sign of swelling in the neck, or if there is any doubt that about your breathing go to ER right away. ...Read more