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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: You may not be able

To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin.
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. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions.

In brief: You may not be able

To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin.
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. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bug Bites

Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites

In brief: Bug Bites

Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
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