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I have a rash that looks like bed bug bites but I can't find any evidence of the bed bugs. Is there any rash that's is commonly mistaken for bed bug b?

I have a rash that looks like bed bug bites but I can't find any evidence of the bed bugs. Is there any rash that's is commonly mistaken for bed bug b?

Insect bites: Most bug bites look similar so hard to decide what insect it may be without an exam and then sometimes that doesn't always help ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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Had bed bug bites on hands feet legs arms. very itchy till i may bleed and are now turning a little rashy and look a little like eczema. help?

Had bed bug bites on hands feet legs arms. very itchy till i may bleed and are now turning a little rashy and look a little like eczema. help?

Very common: Very common reaction to insect bites especially bedbug bites. Itching as you found out may cause bleeding and subsequent infection. You must get to see your family physician and/or a dermatologist to obtain medication and how to prevent recurrence of the insect invasion. Otherwise you will be one very unhappy person ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites looklike?

What do bed bug bites looklike?

Here's a link: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-bedbugs.

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I have questions about bed bug bites.

I have questions about bed bug bites.

Bed bug bites: 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. You can > ...Read more

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I think I have bed bug bites help asap?

I think I have bed bug bites help asap?

Well...: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your blood). Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on your sheets (brown- black specks). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestations – an odor that is. ...Read more

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What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. Your best bet may be to hire a professional exterminator, who may use a combination of pesticides and nonchemical treatments. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think I have bed bug bites?

What should I do if i think I have bed bug bites?

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 more

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Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Do bed bug bites look like shingles?

Line vs stripe: 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, itchy 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. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that. ...Read more

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How to treat bed bug bites on 4 month old?

How to treat bed bug bites on 4 month old?

Throw the mattress: Bed bugs are an infestation that is hard to eradicate. Throw away the mattress where the child sleeps and wash all linen and clothes in hot water. Treat his itching with oral over the counter antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bug bites on your body?

Bed Bug Bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation ; treatment. Need to exterminate the bed bugs. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If the bites are serious i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Differnce between MRSA bumps and bed bug bites?

Bed bugs vs MRSA: 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, itchy 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. Mrsa (staph skin infections) may start out like a little pimple or. ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites look like on African-American?

What do bed bug bites look like on African-American?

No major difference: but African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected. ...Read more

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What distinguishes bed bug bites from black widow bites?

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. A black widow
bite can cause. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like little bumps with pulse in it?

Do bed bug bites look like little bumps with pulse in it?

Staph versus bed bug: Bed bug bites are red bumps, but they don't usually have pus in them. They look more like a hive or mosquito bite than an infected boil. When pus is present in a skin lesion, i tend to think about staph infections. Those are common lately and seem to start anywhere they like. Fire ant bites can have pus in them, but they are sterile; it's due to the venom's damage. See your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chiggers and bed bug bites?

What is the difference between chiggers and bed bug bites?

Chigger vs bed bug: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. 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, itchy lesions on the skin. What. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bug bites ?

With a lot of work.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/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 clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more

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I was wondering are bed bug bites ever mistaken for shingles?

I was wondering are bed bug bites ever mistaken for shingles?

That would be very: Unlikely. Shingles presents with a very painful, burning rash with blisters that is often in a stripe in a limited area of one side of the body. 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 >. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

Chiggers vs bed bugs: 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, itchy 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. * chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & >. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

Chigger's bites: Often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. 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, lesion. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of black marks left behind from bed bug bites?

Is there anyway to get rid of black marks left behind from bed bug bites?

Not great.: time, and bleaching. The bleach can cause scar/irritation and even make it worse. Laser bleaching like for tatoo removal is probalby the most sure fire method. ...Read more

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I feel as if im having an allergic reaction to bed bug bites but im not too sure...HELP?!

I feel as if im having an allergic reaction to bed bug bites but im not too sure...HELP?!

Tell us more: You will need to tell us more about what kind of problem you are encountering. I cannot even guess what the problem may be with such scanty information. ...Read more

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I went to a friend is in that bed bug bites what do I do about them they are blistering up?

I went to a friend is in that bed bug bites what do I do about them they are blistering up?

Wet dressings: Arthropod bites respond to open wet dressings 10 minutes three times daily followed by Hydrocortisone 1% cream . Best to see your md for a stronger cortisone cream. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bug bites when they refuse to go away? some have healed but not all of them.

How to get rid of bed bug bites when they refuse to go away? some have healed but not all of them.

Your bed is : infested. Call a professional exterminator. You may want to confirm theses are "Bed Bug" bites with your doc or a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any means of getting rid of bed bugs and are there any things that can help with bed bug bites?

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. *declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot >. ...Read more

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What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

Steroid creams: Steroid creams help reduce the itch and swelling of bed bug bites. Do not apply it near his eyes and go very lightly on his face if you must use it there. Treat the underlying cause - get an exterminator, new bed, etc. ...Read more

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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

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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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more