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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
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I woke up with itchy small bumps on stomach, chest and neck. But my boyfriend did not. It's winter and cold. If it's not bed bugs then what is it?

Dr. Martin Raff
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I woke up with itchy small bumps on stomach, chest and neck. But my boyfriend did not. It's winter and cold. If it's not bed bugs then what is it?

Rash: This must be seen to be diagnosed. Visit your doctor's office and let them have a look. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does bed bugs bite look like and how can I stop them?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does bed bugs bites look like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How does bed bugs bite look like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I know its the bed making us ichy.But we have no bites im 90percent sure its not fleas or bed bugs.Going to get a new bed but would like to know why?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I know its the bed making us ichy.But we have no bites im 90percent sure its not fleas or bed bugs.Going to get a new bed but would like to know why?

Agree w earlier : Response. Would only get a new bed if that seems to be related to your itching. How do you know it isn't bedbugs? ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do bites from bed bugs look like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How does a developed country like the us suffer developing world things like bed bugs?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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How do bed bugs bite look like after I've scratched?

Dr. Sarah Kohl
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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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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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What do bites from bed bugs look like on your child?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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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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