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    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?





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    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.

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    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!!!!!





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    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 ?





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    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??





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    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.





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    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

    Hi i have had a really ugly black Mark on my leg after a mosquito bite. Thing is i know it's probably a scar by now because I visited my GP and he burnt it off but it came back. And it's much larger than when I first had it. It's about 1.5cm diameter and I really wish it was never there. I have had this over 5 years now and I have never worn anything shorter than knee heights because if it. Can I get my life back?





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    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!





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    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?





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    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?





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    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.





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    as you go outside you must get inscet repel and if do not work then ask your doctor

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    I have had scabies for over 3 months now, its really killing me. I went on a camp, and after i came back, i had a few mosquito bites, a few days later i went to a sauna, red dots appeared, they itched, though i was able to sleep at nights. I firstly thought it was mosquito bites, doctors said they were an allergic reaction to a particular insect or bug. I went to an asian doctor, they said the same. I have seen over 5 doctors, then i went to my family doctor and he said it might be scabies, i am currently taking ascabiol lotion, it is not working :( It is getting worse, and when scratched, water comes out and dries out hard. It is so itchy, i just want to get rid of it, please help me!





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    I was getting bitten a lot before christmas then it stopped. Iv recently started to be bitten again. When I get bitten they sometimes blister/bubble and become extremely painful. Especially when they burst, scab over and scar me. They only really bite the bottom of my legs. Someone told me I may be allergic to whatever is biting me. Is it mosquito bites or bed bug bites? Is blistering normal? HELP!!





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    Hi Candice, To ensure you do not have bed bugs you need to do a visual inspection. Contrary to a lot of comments they will not necessarily be found in your mattress. You need to look under the base of the bed/under bedside furniture/along the skirting board towards the head of your bed/curtain pleats. If you wake in the morning to find spots of blood in your bed ( they may appear very dark in colour, almost like black pen dots ) this is also a sign. You are looking for an insect that resembles an apple pip. Good Luck. p.s I have been specialising in bed bug Inspections and eradication for the past 5 years in Australia.

    I have the same situation as "Y" the person who posted Aug. 31 15:28. I have awful scars on my legs from mosquito bites and it's hard for my skin to recover from injuries like these. I want the dark marks to go away. I've tried everything under the sun and nothing is working can you help.





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    Hi Desi. I totally agree with Stefan but have a little to add to it. Have you ever considered you being allergic to latex. I am and it makes me red and irritated and sometimes causes little red bumps (they kind of look like mosquito bites) I think you should definitely let it heal all the way before trying again. Also their is a vaginal wash and cream to help with that type of irritation.

    its been about 2-3 days..i've been itching on all over my body including penis..penis is seem like hell..seen like there are mosquito bites on penis...please give me a name of a medicine..??





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    I am 15 and I have noticed Iv had an itchy vagina when I had a look I discovered I have small lumps that look more like big skin tags rather than mosquito bites, they are just of the bottom of my labium minor and also about 1cm into my vagina, I have never had actual sex but Iv had oral sex, I am really worried and to scared to get it checked by a doctor . Help





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    Hello, I have been suffering from spots left on my legs from mosquito bites for over 15 years now and its really embarrassing for me. I have dark complexion. I never wear shorts or mini skirts and I'm embarrassed to show my legs. It is really depressing for me as I am always trying to find ways to get rid of them which have always been unsucceessful. Can you please help me.





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    I went away just over 2 weeks a go and stayed in a hostel. I woke up as something was on me and found a bug. I went back to sleep but woke up again to more bugs and bites. By the morning I had lots of bites and then went home. over the coming days more bites appeared. They are not in my house and I read bites can appear for days after you were bitten. I have hundereds of bites from one night and now they have gone down and are no longer itchy but I have horrible dark marks all over my arms. I know these bits can scar and although I have not scrattched at all, I am ver worried they will scar as they are looking that way already. Any help with the scars please





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    I had two tick bites on my scrotum a year ago, leaving 2 little white bumps where the bites occurred. There was no pain. I just got bitten in three other places on my legs and one arm a week or so ago. And now, a few days later, I have a painful burning sensation where the two previous tick bites occurred on my scrotum. Can tick bites produce such painful cyst-like bumps a year later? Could the more recent bites have activated the pain in the old bites?





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    I'm going to be 21 this month, and I don't really see any solution to my problem but surgery. I've been waiting for my breasts to grow since I was 14, but they never really did. They're like two mosquito bites. I mean it when I say that I'm flat-chested, unlike a lot of people who whine about AA cups or A cups. I don't even have a cup. I'm almost as flat as the picture in the article. I look like a girl who's about to go into puberty. It's humiliating.





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    I have been getting what looks like bug bites for the past 4 weeks or so. i get them on my arms legs and back.I have hovered my bed, changed the sheets, but i am still getting them. My boyfriend sleeps in the same bed and he doesnt get any bites, also i have not seen any bugs. Im not sure what this is, i know its possible to get hives from allergic reactions but these dont look like hives they look like bug bites, is it possible to get allergic reactions that look like bites?. any idea??? >_





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    Hi, im 24, i've had acne problems since i was 11,not only on my face but on my back and neck, chest and arms and thighs too, ive tried alot of remedies, and spoken to many GP's too I just need advise on how to stop them, because the spots come out as red lumps(like mosquito bites) and are really painfull. In summer I cant even take my jumper off because im afraid, and embarrased.Is there any other way apart from surgery?I know I have polycystic ovaries and also suffer from excessive hair growth all over my body.. please help.





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    I'm 13about to be 14 and I my first period when I was about 10 on July. so it was on summer, But I have been seeing my boobs not growing until 6th grade. Because right now I'm in 8th grade. I haven't seen any development. Also I'm a 34B and I'm not sure if I am because I can fit into a 32C but my breast are small when I turn in angle so I can see my breast size. My mother in the other hand is an A cup and she nearly had boobs wen she was 13 she had mosquito bites and I am really concerned abut this but I have like 5 more years to grow but I am just curious -Thank you :D





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    I'm am seventeen years old and an I'm an A cup. I started my period at 14/15 a bit later then most of my other friends. But my best friend started around the same time and she's a C cup now. Also my twin sister(non identical) has C cups as well and only started a little while before me. I also think I have flat nipples that are quite puffy. Which I'm quite embarrassed and self-conscious about, as I'm a swimmer and have to wear a swimming costume. Is anyone else in the same situation? Will my boobs grow any bigger? Will I get "normal" nipples or will I have flat nipples forever?

    Hello, I have been suffering from spots left on my legs from mosquito bites for over 10 years now and its really embarrassing for me. I have dark complexion. I never wear shorts or mini skirts and I'm embarrassed to show my legs. It is really depressing for me as I am always trying to find ways to get rid of them which have always been unsucceessful. I have spended alot of money on my legs but the spots are still there. Can you please help me. I do live in norway





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    I'm 18 I'm super flat chested my 14 year lil sister wears a a A cup I wear a no cup I hate even wearing training bras I dont see a reason its already bad enought I look young for my age people think I'm 11 or 9 people say I have mosquito bites I would be happy if I could get a Acup 32 I'm truly flatcheses I haven't even had a period I have to wear goodies to make me not want to hurt myself I hate my body Does anyone have this problem or even close? Any tips to help hide more





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    you have my ideal bra size. while your displeased with yourself, someone else (me!) is out there wanting exactly what you have. I'm 16 and an AA. now thats small. I get the same "you can run without pain" comments all the time. My friends make fun of me and call me mosquito bites and pancake. there' s even guys that tell me that. and it feels like crap, I'm not gone lie, but i just try to laugh along with them and move on. theres nothing i can do about it, i didn't ask to have small boobs, i was just born that way. every one has little flaws. embrace your "small" boobs. when your friends boobs are all saggy and gross your gonna be looking fabulous!:)

    Hi, my mum has spots on her tummy and some on her back we don't know if they are midgie bites, bed bugs or flea bites. She hasn't been any where that she could have got the flea bitse. we think it could be just midgie bites but we are not sure. They are really itchy and they are small and are red/pink and sometimes a bit white. She also has problems with her skin under her eyes it gets itchy. she ha sstopped wearing/ using certain make-up products but it appearers now and then. if you know what it is i'd be grateful to know.





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    I have bites on my back and arms. I don't think they are insect bites but they have been on my body for a few months now. I am not sure what they are.

    I am 16 and suffering from a rather strange skin disorder.I have been to my GP and have been diagnosed with two different things firstly psoriasis and then with shingles.With the psoriasis i was given some steroids to use which completely damaged my skin,in the areas used discolouring my skin.I was then given some anti-viral drugs for shingles which had no effect.I am very desperate to find out what is wrong with me as it is growing up neck and also down to my vagina and some legions are forming on my back and also under my arm.I also have some scars all over my arms which appear as black spots all over my body,i assume they have come as a result of mosquito bites when i was in africa 2years ago so i was wondering if there was a way i could get them removed permanently.





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    I have LP for the last 14 years ,my gynecologist thought it was psoriasis for almost 12 years but after a while i felt no it can not be Psoriasis coz the patches are so small and i only get them in summers and completely fine in winter and cold weather so then i consulted a diffrent doctor and went for a biopsy there they told me i have LP...i only have 1 or 2 big patches on my lower back otherwise the rest are so tiny like mosquito bites and not really packed but just 10 tiny ones on each leg, i use Provate S to remove the scares which helps but doesn't get them disappeared completely... any how i just wanted to see if any one else has the same condition like mine???!!! what is a good body lotion for a person with LP?!!!





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    Hi, I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions but was wondering if you had any responses to your post. I was diagnosed with lp a few weeks ago. I have a big patch on my shoulder and leg and dozens if individual spots all over my body. The itchiness is unbearable. My doctor has given me a steroid cream. Do you have any suggestions? How long did your itchiness last? Sorry for the questions but any advice welcome

    ًto be honest my LP is not at all itchy and what I have noticed is when I am in a place which is humid or it's hot I tend to get them , like summers it gets horrible, for the patches the only cream that helped me alot was Provate S... My patches are so small like a mosquito bite the only place it might get big is on my butt... Was wondering if I should laser them away :)

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