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How Do I Know I Have Scabies Or Bedbugs
Rasberry smell.: Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established. They remain close to hosts, in or near beds or couches. They can be in other areas including luggage, vehicles, furniture and bedside clutter. They can be detected by their smell of over-ripe raspberries. Bed bug detection dogs are trained to pinpoint infestations. Scabies has intense itching and superficial linear burrows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was diagnosed with scabies. I got my first treatment yesterday. My husband will be treated tonight. I'm wondering about my bed. I know to clean the blanket & pillows.That's easy.But what about my mattress?I have a bed bug cover on it.is it Enough?
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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Scabies looks like>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr says i don't have scabies/bed bugs but something is biting me she said contact dermatitis but i know it's big bites they are on forarm low back?
Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?
It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been spending time with backpackers in a hostel and have started to itch. How do I know if its bed bugs or scabies? Itchy feet hands body
Compare: 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. Scabies. ...Read more
Body itchy not scabies/bedbugs, negative blood&skintest, contagious, red splotches with hotbath, any clue what it is? No allergies
Cholinergic Hives?: Cholinergic hives/urticaria is a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body increasing in temperature (passively or actively), or the precipitating release of sweat.When an individual is exposed to a heat stimulus (typically in the form of physical exertion, high room temperature, or emotional responses), then the person may begin to feel an stinging or itching feeling on the body. ...Read more
My kids & I have red bumps 1week mayb bug bites, more upper body. Really itchy more at night. Dr. Gave us meds for scabies & bedbugs? Im confused! help
I am also confused : By this. Don't know what med you were given unless it is for itching. Bed bugs don't require any specific medications to get rid of them. Creams to treat scabies include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Itching is worse at night w scabies. If the medication your are prescribed does not work - would encourage you to see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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