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Can BB bites weep and ooze?

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  1. Bit

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun May 15 2011 1:30:23
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    Help with identifying a bite please. I have a bite that "weeps" or oozes a transparent tan discharge which dries and get crusty. Is that a BB bite? Is that possible? for a BB bite to do?

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    Sun May 15 2011 10:59:02
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    Hi Bit,

    Unfortunately it is impossible to identify what bit you by the bites, as peoples' reactions to bites vary considerably. The weeping and oozing has more to do with how your body responded to it rather than the bite itself.

    That said, yes, some people do get that kind of response to bedbug bites. It tends to be more common in women than men, although I have seen at least one man who reacted like this.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun May 15 2011 11:13:44
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/
    I've posted some reactions to bed bugs bites. I've actually experienced "normal" bites from hundreds of bed bugs feeding at one time in one place to a scaly, somewhat seborrheic dermatitis look, and also bullous or blistering reaction from what appears to be derived from length of time of feeding. Let me look up some PPT slides and post these as examples.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun May 15 2011 12:36:23
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    If I can't rule BB out because the bites weep, then I probably can't rule them out based on how the bites look any other way given that everyone reacts differently. I'm thinking I can't go by how the bites look.


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