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  1. theonlyone55

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jul 12 2014 10:19:01
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    So for the last month I've had these "bites" or red bumps show up on my torso. I have a king size bed that I share with my fiance and our 4 month old son. They are not getting any "bites" so my concern is whether or not I have bed bugs or not. I took my sheet and mattress cover off breached them in hot water and vaccumed my mattress. I saw no signs anywhere even after lifting the mattress. The bumps don't itch but some hurt a little but only when rubbed. I'm at a loss right now and have no clue what it could be. its also only showing up where I put pressure I sleep in my stomach and that's where they are and where my sports bra sits. and and the crease when I lay on my side in between my waist and web

  2. theonlyone55

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jul 12 2014 10:21:48
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    Sorry about the bad spelling and grammer. My phone hates me.

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    Sat Jul 12 2014 10:23:25
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    I'm not an expert but that doesn't sound like bedbugs. You may want to get a monitoring device just to be sure

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jul 12 2014 10:58:24
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    Well I was going to post a pic but it won't let me. I have no allergies to anything. I guess I'll. have to go to the doc and ask bc it started out as a couple when that started a month ago . now theyare all over my stomach chest and sides.

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    Sat Jul 12 2014 12:14:56
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    Like TAOT said, it doesn't sound like bed bugs, and you can't diagnose bed bugs from skin reactions. If you post a picture that is the response you will get.

    Read the FAQs on how to detect bed bugs. You need evidence of the following:
    - bugs
    - shed skins
    - fecal

    Of course, like TAOT said, a passive monitor is good for peace of mind.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jul 12 2014 13:44:16
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    These are the instructions for posting a photo. As noted above, posting a photo of skin reactions won't help. However, if you find what you think are bed bugs or fecal stains (which will be present if bed bugs are, and are often found first), it's worth posting one.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jul 12 2014 14:10:46
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    If you have a 4 month old, there are skin changes during and after pregnancy. If it is all over your stomach and chest, that doesn't sound like bedbugs since they tend to bite more exposed areas, and not under a sport bra. I should have been clear that you can't diagnose from bites, because bedbug "bites" are an allergic reaction. That's why some people won't have "bites".

    Good luck.


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