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I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

Wouldn't anticipate : Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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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 little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

I have little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

See your doctor: It could be several things, from insect bites to possibly hives, viral infection, or something else. I would recommend having your physician evaluate the rash to reach a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Bites: It just may be bites. It's summer in south carolina. Consider mosquito, beetle, bed bug, scabies, chiggers, ticks. Spanish moss in south carolina harbors chiggers. Unlikely coming from old fracture. ...Read more

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I have a red rash in a line that goes from my palm to my wrist. They look like bug bites and itch worse than anything. Any ideas?

I have a red rash in a line that goes from my palm to my wrist. They look like bug bites and itch worse than anything. Any ideas?

Rash: Without seeing it and knowing more history, it's hard to tell. The description and the area involved makes me think scabies, but that's by no means is the final answer. A picture would help. ...Read more

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This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

This weekend have about 15 raised round red spots mostly on upper back side of each arm that look like insect bites. Not bed bugs. How can this be?

Cannot say: Do the lesions itch burn or hurt. That makes a difference. You should see a dermatologist to determine what they are. ...Read more

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I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

May be insect bites: You may have bed bugs, in which you may have to be treated appropriately. Allergy is a possibility as well as some other diseases. However, if you have no other symptoms, the first diagnosis to exclude would be bed bugs. ...Read more