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How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs
Well.. bedbug bites: May have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 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. Flea bites may be cluster. ...Read more
Need mo info: If you've never had eczema then why now? Contact with poison oak/ivy? Do you have dry skin? Bugs that can cause a rash that most resembles eczema would be a well developed scabies infestation. This is acquired by intimate contact and is usually localized to interdigital webs, pubic area and other places but never above the neck. Also check your bed for bed bugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin rashes: First, you need to make sure your suspicion is correct since many skin rashes may look like bed bug bites. A folliculitis, skin boil due to infections... Can look similar. If you actually see a bug that bite you, you should clean your bed, change the mattress / pillow and wash all linens in hot water to kill the bugs. You can apply otc cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream on the skin lesion to make it heal faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Scabies: Symptoms of scabies are most likely to develop: between the fingers and on the palm side of the wrists. On the outside surfaces of the elbows and in the armpits. Around the waistline and navel. On the buttocks. Around the nipples, bra line, and the sides of the breasts (in women). On the genitals (in men). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrush: Go Away: Thrush can appear in a number of areas..Such as a fatigued or stressed out immune system. It can appear while on strong antibiotics. And there are other rare causes. To get rid of this one needs to also pay attention to the underlying reason for the thrush to appear, but a good health care provider will have a couple of prescription options to rid you of this unpleasant infection. ...Read more
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
Unreasonable fears: If you have unreasonable fears about bugs and avoid them more than is warranted or more than other people do, you may have a bug phobia. Persistent fear, avoidance, reaction out of proportion to true danger, irrational fears, interference with daily function--all of these factors are seen with phobias. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms are severe itching especially at night when they feed. Due to this, scratch marks on the skin can be visible. You may also find swollen glands at the back of the ears school nurses are very familiar with them. You can consult your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more
Parasites: Parasites in the intestines usually cause symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss, blood in the stool and anemia. Test can be done to check for parasites. Most commonly is a stool ova and parasite test checking for the parasite itself, and the eggs laid by the parasite. Check with your doctor if you have these aymptoms, or are concerned about parasites. ...Read more
Do you have sx's?: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy ; meds. ...Read more
Stool culture: Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, perhaps nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may be bloody. Stool culture is required to make the diagnosis. In most cases it will resolve on its own and no treatment is necessary. Young children and the chronically ill should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may show as fast as an hour or may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track from sequential feedings – but doesn't always happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: Scabies features intense itching, especially when in bed, so it interferes with sleep. Others in the home or closely associated will also be itchy. The arms, hands, & genital areas may be scratched raw, while the face will be spared. Usually it is several weeks from first exposure to first symptoms, so it is important to treat all contacts, itchy or not. The cream is applied ears to toes 8 hrs or. ...Read more
your symptoms: Sensation of spinning, room tilting, floor coming towards you, ceiling tilting, episodic feeling of lightheadedness, feeling of something rushing in the head, are symptoms of vertigo. In severe state there is nausea, vomiting and poor balance. Unsteadiness can occur with even mild vertigo. Symptoms are often triggered by head and or body movements. ...Read more
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