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Red Bed Bugs
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.
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
A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune ? Staph? Why i keep getting it and what is it?
Infection likely: The differential is long, but infection is at the top of the list. In particular with the staph series of bacteria, including mrsa. Less likely are bug bites and rarely are such lesions autoimmune related. I would recommend evaluation by medical professional -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have single red bumps that pop up and then leave then appear somewhere else. I don't think they are bed bugs. What else could it be?
Red bumps: Could be prickly heat or folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicles or eczema. Keep clean,wash once a day, if they are fleeting would not worry , if persist discuss with your doc use of bacitracin or mupirocin( topical antibiotics) and ot topical steroid for eczema. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a red streak on my inner thigh?
My apartment did have bed bugs which were treated, I've used hydrochortazone 1%
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