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Will bedbugs make me sick?
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In brief: If you are allergic
Some people can develop an allergy to the bites caused by the saliva of the bed bugs and you can also develop an infection to the skin caused by scratching.

In brief: If you are allergic
Some people can develop an allergy to the bites caused by the saliva of the bed bugs and you can also develop an infection to the skin caused by scratching.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bed bugs can cause a rash and itching, they will not cause any illness.

In brief: No
Bed bugs can cause a rash and itching, they will not cause any illness.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: If allergic or
Infected. Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans.
Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment.

In brief: If allergic or
Infected. Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans.
Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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