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How do I know I have scabies or bedbugs?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Rasberry smell.
Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established.
They remain close to hosts, in or near beds or couches. They can be in other areas including luggage, vehicles, furniture and bedside clutter. They can be detected by their smell of over-ripe raspberries. Bed bug detection dogs are trained to pinpoint infestations. Scabies has intense itching and superficial linear burrows.

In brief: Rasberry smell.
Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established.
They remain close to hosts, in or near beds or couches. They can be in other areas including luggage, vehicles, furniture and bedside clutter. They can be detected by their smell of over-ripe raspberries. Bed bug detection dogs are trained to pinpoint infestations. Scabies has intense itching and superficial linear burrows.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bedbugs vs scabies?
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. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or.

In brief: Bedbugs vs scabies?
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. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia.
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