21 doctors weighed in:
Could bedbugs cause any serious sickness?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Just bites are more of nuisance, however, it the bite sites get infected, it my can cause serious consequences in the presence of other illnesses, e.
In brief: Not likely
Just bites are more of nuisance, however, it the bite sites get infected, it my can cause serious consequences in the presence of other illnesses, e.
g., diabetes, immune deficiency.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Not serious
Nothing serious, but some people develop an allergic reaction to a substance in the saliva of the bedbug.

In brief: Not serious
Nothing serious, but some people develop an allergic reaction to a substance in the saliva of the bedbug.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not.
An article in the cdc's journal last year showed that bed bugs are capable of vectoring (transferring from one person to another) various kinds of bacteria.
However, there is as yet no evidence that they actually do it; that is, nobody has ever gotten a disease that there is any proof was transmitted to them via a bed bug bite.

In brief: Probably not.
An article in the cdc's journal last year showed that bed bugs are capable of vectoring (transferring from one person to another) various kinds of bacteria.
However, there is as yet no evidence that they actually do it; that is, nobody has ever gotten a disease that there is any proof was transmitted to them via a bed bug bite.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Stephen Lorino
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most likely an uncomfortable itching of the skin, usually legs; not an internal problem.

In brief: No
Most likely an uncomfortable itching of the skin, usually legs; not an internal problem.
Dr. Stephen Lorino
Dr. Stephen Lorino
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