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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

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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