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Wake up daily with new red itchy marks- bed bugs or hives? Bites are in a line. Searched the room but no sign of bedbugs & I wear teatree oil nightly.

Wake up daily with new red itchy marks- bed bugs or hives? Bites are in a line. Searched the room but no sign of bedbugs & I wear teatree oil nightly.

Scabies?: I always think of scabies when itchy bug bites form a line. Usually starts at fingers, toes and belt line and work their way up. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/ http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/Topics/bedbugs.htm ...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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Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Bites: 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. ...Read more

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Red bump on my butt. Hurts when i touch it. Does not look like a pimple because it's red. Looks like a bed bug but pimple size. Is this serious?

Not serious: This is probably not serious, i would give it time to heal or go away. If it has been a few weeks and nothing has changed about it then i would go see a dermatologist so they can make a proper diagnosis and further help you from there, otherwise it doesn't seem serious :]. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a cluster of red bites they look like masqito bite and itch horrible I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs and my husband isn't getting bit?

I wake up every morning with a cluster of red bites they look like masqito bite and itch horrible I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs and my husband isn't getting bit?

Not everyone has a : Reaction to bed bugs. 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 often in are. ...Read more

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There are red spot on my body. They gathered on a particular spot. It's already been a week. I even cleaned my bed in case it were bed bugs but the s?

There are red spot on my body.  They gathered on a particular spot. It's already been a week. I even cleaned my bed in case it were bed bugs but the s?

Not sure: You need to give more of an explanation. Are these spots itchy or not? If they are they could be bug bites but not necessarily bed bugs. You should see a doctor preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bump with red dot doesn't itch or hurt bed bugs?

Bump with red dot doesn't itch or hurt bed bugs?

Bed bug bite (s): I doubt a solitary bump is 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. ...Read more

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Does a bed bug bite should always have a red center?

Does a bed bug bite should always have a red center?

Bed bugs: Hi aa30 ~ yes they usually do. Looks like flea bites and are very itchy. And widely spread ! Recent visit to New York?? thanks ...Read more

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My bed bug bite went from red to purple in the matter or two days. Why?

My bed bug bite went from red to purple in the matter or two days. Why?

Bruising: This is most likely related to bruising. Keep the area clean and continue to watch for other changes. Hopefully it will resolve over the next 7-10 days. Bites from bed bugs are not known to cause tissue destruction like some spider bites. ...Read more

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I have a red streak on my inner thigh? My apartment did have bed bugs which were treated, I've used hydrochortazone 1%

I have a red streak on my inner thigh?
My apartment did have bed bugs which were treated, I've used hydrochortazone 1%

See a doctor: Need more info about the area of the thigh and the nature of the red streak and other associated symptoms. This needs to be seen to be appropriately diagnosed. ...Read more

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