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I am getting bug bites. My doctor thinks its bed bugs - why is my partner not getting biten? Cold it be something else?

I am getting bug bites.  My doctor thinks its bed bugs - why is my partner not getting biten? Cold it be something else?

It could still be : Bed bugs. You may be reacting to the bites but your partner may not be. 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 –. ...Read more

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Bed Bugs (Definition)

The bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to another. It ...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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What does bed bugs bites look like?

What does bed bugs bites look like?

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. Signs of secondary infection. ...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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What do bites from bed bugs look like?

What do bites from bed bugs look like?

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 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 – but that doesn't always occur. Bite. ...Read more

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How does a developed country like the us suffer developing world things like bed bugs?

How does a developed country like the us suffer developing world things like bed bugs?

Travel/extermination: When i lived in europe bed bugs were a problem. Never thought i would see them in the us. The epidemic is attributed to ^ foreign travel & progressive v in chemicals authorized to treat them. They are very hard to eradicate once they move in. ...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 do bites from bed bugs look like on your child?

What do bites from bed bugs look like on your child?

See below: The bug 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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