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Woke up with bites on my butt. Bedbugs?

Woke up with bites on my butt. Bedbugs?

Could be: Or it could be you were bit the day before and there was just a delay before the red marks showed up. Were you outside sitting in the grass the day before? Check your mattress for signs of bed bugs.

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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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I woke up itching and had been getting bitten but no visible signs of bed bugs. Could it still be bed bugs?

I woke up itching and had been getting bitten but no visible signs of bed bugs. Could it still be bed bugs?

Yes: 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, itchy, 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.

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My 19 m/o son woke up with bite marks around his ankles. Look like oversized mosquito bites. They don't appear to bother him. Could they be bed bugs?

My 19 m/o son woke up with bite marks around his ankles. Look like oversized mosquito bites. They don't appear to bother him. Could they be bed bugs?

Possible: But not to worry except that is you find bedbugs, get an exterminator. For treatment, use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone and watch for signs of infection (redness, swelling, warmth, and pain). If this develops, seek treatment immediately.

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I woke up with itchy different size red bites all down my arm and body and I'm scared it might be bed bugs or just fleas. How can I tell?

I woke up with itchy different size red bites all down my arm and body and I'm scared it might be bed bugs or just fleas. How can I tell?

Exterminator: Are other people also getting the same thing? Any animals? Are the spots in lines? Do you have little brown/red blood spots on the sheets? If you turn on the light at night, do you see them running for their nest? An exterminator can put out a trap to identify bedbugs or batbugs.

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Woke up at 6with a bite on my finger than found a red/light brown bug on my blanket! I'm assuming it's a bed bug! Is the bite dangerous????

Woke up at 6with a bite on my finger than found a red/light brown bug on my blanket! I'm assuming it's a bed bug! Is the bite dangerous????

Depends on the bug: Bed bugs' bites may cause local allergic reaction but nothing serious. However, you need to make sure that what you have is not a spider's bite. If you have pain and the "redness" gets larger, you need to check with a physician

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Hi. I don't know if its bed bug bites or just hives. I woke up with all of these red itchy marks all clustered together on the back of my hip?

Hi. I don't know if its bed bug bites or just hives. I woke up with all of these red itchy marks all clustered together on the back of my hip?

Bed bugs vs hives: Hives can occur suddenly anywhere on your body. They are pink to red, smooth textured- flat topped bumps that can be very small or large or may even coalesce. They can itch intensely as well as stinging. 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 as fast as an hour or may not show for several >.

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I woke up 2 days ago with spot/bite marks all over my face and arms and a few on my legs. I googled and it said bed bugs but I am not sure?

I woke up 2 days ago with spot/bite marks all over my face and arms and a few on my legs. I googled and it said bed bugs but I am not sure?

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 doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >.

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Woke up with itchy pimple which after several days became bigger raised itchy rash. Not sure if it is bedbug bite or ant bit. Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray work?

Woke up with itchy pimple which after several days became bigger raised itchy rash. Not sure if it is bedbug bite or ant bit. Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray work?

Antihistamine spray: May help reduce swelling and itching due to allergy symptoms, but lack of improvement is suggestive of infection which may require oral antibiotics.

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I got bedbug bite, I woke up with itchy pimple. Was putting Gold Bond cream n cortizone, (hydrocortisone)after it spot spread, very red, bigger, itchy. How to treat it?

I got bedbug bite, I woke up with itchy pimple. Was putting Gold Bond cream n cortizone, (hydrocortisone)after it spot spread, very red, bigger, itchy. How to treat it?

Bug bites: Your homemade remedy is right on. So if it is worse it may mean bacterial infection maye contributing. It is best to have the bite seen by your doctor and perhaps be get some antibiotics. The infection can spread along under the skin tissue so get seen soon!

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I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

Possible Allergy: You may just have had an allergic reaction to something you ate or were exposed to. If it worsen or continues you need to be seen by a doctor for treatment.

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I have tiny red dots on my torso but don't itch much. Today I woke up with a few, very small bumps that itch. No bed bugs, no soap change. Help?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the term used to describe any inflammation of one or more hair follicles anywhere in the skin. The disorder is caused by damage to the follicles, by a blocked follicle, by shaving, or by friction caused by clothing, helmet straps, and the like. Hair follicles in the neck, groin, or genital area are particularly susceptible to inflammation.

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I woke up yesterday morning with little red dots/welts on my thighs. They do not itch and I checked for bed bugs and didn't see any bugs. What is it?

I woke up yesterday morning with little red dots/welts on my thighs. They do not itch and I checked for bed bugs and didn't see any bugs. What is it?

Many possibilities: Bed bug bites are very itchy so this is unlikely. Red bumps can occur wih insect bite such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, spiders etc. Bug bites usually bother people. Red bumps without itch or pain can be from viruses, irritants on the skin, reactions to fodd/medicine ingested or common diseases. In many cases the cause is never found and they just go away. See your doctor if they persist.

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Woke up w/ a red itchy welt on thigh yesterday and it is almost gone. Today woke up with another one on my thigh. What is it? Don't think it's bedbugs

Woke up w/ a red itchy welt on thigh yesterday and it is almost gone. Today woke up with another one on my thigh. What is it? Don't think it's bedbugs

Hive: The welt you describe sounds like a hive. A bite would typically not come and go. Possible you could have developed some type of allergy to bedding or night gown.

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Can bed bugs bite your head?

Can bed bugs bite your head?

Yes: 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. >.

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Do bed bugs bite the same spot?

Do bed bugs bite the same spot?

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 show as fast as an hour or 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 – >.

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What do bedbug bites look like?

What do bedbug bites look like?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs are small, oval non-flying insects that belong to the insect family cimicidae. Adult bed bugs reach 5 mm-7 mm in length, while nymphs (juveniles) are as small as 1.5 mm. Bed bugs have flat bodies and may be mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches. Bed bugs feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown after feeding.

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What does bed bug bite look like?

What does bed bug bite look like?

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 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. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs.

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