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Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bed bugs

Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points.
A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs.

In brief: Bed bugs

Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points.
A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching.
Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many possibilities

There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching.
Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

In brief: See your doctor

Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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