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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?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

It takes time for the bugs(who burrow under your skin) to activate your immune response.
History is important;have you slept where you could have been exposed?If so you may benefit from treatment for these unpleasant bugs.

In brief: Yes

It takes time for the bugs(who burrow under your skin) to activate your immune response.
History is important;have you slept where you could have been exposed?If so you may benefit from treatment for these unpleasant bugs.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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