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Are there any long term effects to getting bit by bed bugs? What's the worst that could happen?

Are there any long term effects to getting bit by bed bugs? What's the worst that could happen?

Although the bed bug: Is primarily a nuisance - secondary infections can occur after scratching bites and significant blistering hypersensitivity reactions can occur in some. ...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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We had problems with bed bugs not to long ago, and I was wondering what can be use for bites and do they give infections where you have to take antibi?

We had problems with bed bugs not to long ago, and I was wondering what can be use for bites and do they give infections where you have to take antibi?

None: Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection. No specific treatment, just avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of bed bug bites?

Are there any long term side effects of bed bug bites?

No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your skin!) and certain pesticides can kill them. Consider an exterminator with experience in bed bugs. ...Read more

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I found one flat brown bug dead in my bed&Ive been getting bites the last 3 nights. I live on the 1st floor w/a patio. Is it bedbugs or something else?

I found one flat brown bug dead in my bed&Ive been getting bites the last 3 nights. I live on the 1st floor w/a patio. Is it bedbugs or something else?

Cimex lectularius: 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 is an insidious problem. ...Read more

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How do bed bugs bites look first?

How do bed bugs bites look first?

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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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 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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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 to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

How to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

You can take : Antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. Declutter entire room. Place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam >>. ...Read more

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What bed bugs bites look like at 5 days old?

What bed bugs bites look like at 5 days old?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. They may look very similar at 5 days but the inflammation should be decreasing. ...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?

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 to do if I am getting bit and it's not bed bugs?

Need to get: An idea of what type of bug is biting you and where they are coming from to eradicate them. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I know if I have bed bugs?

How long does it take before I know if I have bed bugs?

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 more

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How would i know if the bites I have are from bed bugs?

How would i know if the bites I have are from bed bugs?

You might not be: Able to. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...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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Could i get bit by bed bugs but not have them in my house?

Possibly: Did you stay at a hotel or friend's home recently that could have been infested with bed bugs? ...Read more

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Why do bed bugs bite me and not my wife and where in the same bed?

Why do bed bugs bite me and not my wife and where in the same bed?

Some people may: React to bedbugs while others may have no discernable reaction. 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 area. ...Read more

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I have bite by bed bugs all over my body, what is a fast way to stop the itch?

I have bite by bed bugs all over my body, what is a fast way to stop the itch?

Bed bugs: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I was traveling and i was bitten by bed bugs. Should be worried of any diseases?

I was traveling  and i was bitten by bed bugs. Should be worried of any diseases?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs have been around for centuries, but have started to appear again, in people who stay at hotels where the prior guests brought the infestation into the room. Before you stay at a hotel, google the hotel to see if bed bugs have been reported there. They hide in the bedding, and bite while you sleep. They don't transmit disease, but you can bring them home, and they are hard to kill. ...Read more

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I was getting bitten repeatedly but no one else was bitten that has come over for hours and I am not sure if bed bugs or flea?

I was getting bitten repeatedly but no one else was bitten that has come over for hours and I am not sure if bed bugs or flea?

If your friends were: Over during the day - they wouldn't be bitten. Bed bugs hides in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. They come out to feed on our blood. ...Read more

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My son has some linear bites but I havent seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

My son has some linear bites but I havent seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

Linear bites: Linear bites do suggest bug bites usually develop during the night, so keep searching, you can use hydrocortisone cream OTC to alleviate the itching, if they keep coming back show it to his pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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