Conditions with symptom: 'bites'
i have bites that started on my back, there was 3 in a line and now i have two very large red and itchy bites on my arm. i just thought it was down to mosquito bites but my partner doesnt get bitten? is this bed bugs? how can i tell the difference?
Tracks or lines of bites often 3 in a row are common. Try having a look online at pictures of bed bug rashes.
If it's bed bugs you should be able to find them. The bugs tend to hide in the seams of the mattress or on the back of the headboard. Look for little black dots that look like ink. They can hide in gaps the thickness of paper so they squeeze out the waste from the blood they have consumed before hiding.
I moved into a new house six months ago and started to get bitten.pest control came and sprayed the bedrooms/ front room even though they could find no signs of bedbugs? I've not found so much as a blood spot ,fesease, or eggs it's only the bites which are usually in three. Anyway the bites did stop after the treatment. But now I'm starting to get bitten again!!! There are three other people in the house and it's only me getting bitten. I've been to the doctors and she said they are deffinatly bites?? HELP, IM GOING MAD!!!!!
I am prone to insect bites.midges and horseflies the bites become very inflamed and end up as open wounds they take many months to heal if at all, leaving scarring, even scratches and small cuts take forever to heal leaving unsightly marks on the skin especially on the arms and leg, hydrocortisone cream makes them worse antifungal cream seems to have no effect any Ideas ?
I have red spots that look like itchy bites that appear daily anywhere on my body, legs, arms, groin, tummy, bottom, eye lids, neck etc... they disappear by the end of the day and then reappear the next morning but in completely different places, some mornings there are more than others, they are a bit itchy but not insanely itchy, and sometimes they are in a round shape with white in the middle but mostly just red spots. I can't see any bite marks on them. I can't figure out what they are it's driving me crazy, the doctor just thinks they're bites. I have searched for bed bugs in my mattress and haven't found anything, have insect bombed our house twice & vacuumed the house & mattress & washed all blankets in hot water etc... and I'm still getting them. Also I'm the only one in the house getting them. Does anyone know what they could be??
I would get the doctor to do an allergy test.
I had a row of bites along my shoulders early February, I put it down to staying in hotels as I stay in the US regularly.. However since then I have been getting red spots on my face, shoulders, legs and buttocks. No real pattern and occasionally in a row, these spots are not as prominent as the initial bites i recieved. I have had bed bug experts In who found no traces of bugs, and saw no reason to treat my bedroom. I have white sheets and have found no evidence myself, I feel quite frustrated now as I feel they are happening more frequently. Is it possible something else could be causing this? Ive been convinced for a while it's bed bugs but have no proof.. This has been going on 4 months, I'd love to eradicate them if it is bugs. Definitely not good for my stress levels! Any advice would be appreciated.
The inspection was for an hour by a reputable company.. I have had DE on my carpet and bed frame for two weeks now thinking that I may kill something and have evidence, but nothing.. Still no blood, bugs, bug poo or cast skins.. The spots only seem to appear after I sleep in my own bedroom. They are not generally itchy and disappear quickly but are predominantly on my face shoulders, legs and butt.. Never on my arms or hands. I have ran a credit card under the skirting board.. I've lifted the frame and inspected it thoroughly with a flashlight.. After four months should they not be more visible? I'm in a fairly new apartment with not so much furniture so I guess not many places to hide. I'm considering getting a treatment done despite no evidence, just for piece of mind. I'm out of ideas what might be causing these spots. I hope it's not bugs but don't want the problem to get worse, or spread the problem to friends/ or my partners houses. I don't really want to spend £300 if it's not them.. Has anyone had similar problems of no evidence after several months?
Hi Lee, How long was the inspection for ? You need to have another look yourself and pay particular attention to the underside of the base of your bed, headboard/under side tables/pleats of the curtains/ skirting board. You are looking for something that closely resembles an apple pip, they will be very easy to see. If you find any signs ensure that you employ a pest expert that specialises in bed bugs and provides a guarantee of eradication. Allow no longer than 7 days for the treatment to be completed. After the first treatment ( and you should receive 2-3 ) you should not be bitten. * I'm a bed bug technician in Australia ! Regards
In October 2011 I got bites all over my bottom cheeks (maybe 20 or so in close clusters) and a few on my upper legs. I got them diagnosed as Bed Bug bites and I was told they would go within a few weeks, or maybe, at most, a few months. They were unbelievably itchy, and so in the meantime I was told to use hydrocortizine cream and take antihistamine tablets, which did indeed reduce the itchyness. SEVEN months have passed now and I still have very pronounced, very hard bumps on my bottom in exactly the same places - note that no 'new' marks have come, but the same ones have remained. They are no longer as itchy, but they are uncomfortable and the skin around that area gets very dry, which in turn does encourage me to itch, but this can be relieved (temporarily!) by simply moisturising. I went back to the doctor maybe a month or so ago to ask why these lumps has remained and he told me to continue waiting and they will go down. However, surely after SEVEN MONTHS something strange is going on? I am exasperated with these awful bumps and need an answer to get rid of them!
It's almost impossible for a doctor to diagnose bed bug bites without you showing them the bug itself. There are so many variables that can cause itchiness/swelling and bites. With this many bites on your body you would have been able to see the bed bugs if you inspected for them. You have not mentioned having them eradicated or the fact that you found any. If you had that many bites from a bed bug they would still be in your house 'and still biting you'. I would look for a second opinion, particularly as you are no longer being bitten. * I work as a bed bug specialist in Australia and deal with many guests who are bitten. My advice is to seek another opinion as I'm sure they are not bed bug bites.
I have been told that hickies/love bites can cause skin cancer. Is this true?
i have lots of bits i have been to the doctors and they hav told me its insect bites i am still getting them how can i stop them?
i am havin the same prob kepp gettin bite all the time i hav used creams and tht dont same 2 work doctors said i hav sweet blood
I have had for several months what appear to be heat bumps or perhaps bites that cover my legs, they are really itchy and just as soon as one goes another appears. Does anyone know what they are or why I am getting them!? Have no pets and a clean house.
as you go outside you must get inscet repel and if do not work then ask your doctor
I found a few midgey bites on my legs which is normal for me but then I found that I had a circle the size of a 1p. It had a small red dot in the middle and is quite itchy. I really have no clue what it is, please Help!
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