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Difference between face acne and bedbug bites???

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  1. prephelpny2011

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Aug 17 2011 18:19:09
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    We have had our second treatment. No bites on arms or legs.
    I have several bumps on my face, some are by themselves, one was in a row of three vertically, a couple are in a cluster/circle of three. I tend to break out with acne more during summer anyways.
    Dermatologist has not been able to identify bedbug bites in my prior three appointments, even though we had a confirmed bedbug identified in our apartment.
    We don't know if the treatment worked or if these are bed bug bites. Any advice anyone? Don't know whether to ask for another treatment.
    We have not found any bedbugs in the ClimbUps we installed and there is no visual evidence of bedbugs. The bites on the arms and legs were obviously, lots of painful swelling. These face bumps are not painful, not much more swelling than with acne, they are bright red, seem to have hard center.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Aug 17 2011 18:28:34
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    Hi,

    Its not possible to diagnose from bites or reactions alone.

    The best thing to do is to read the FAQ's and look at the galleries so you can check the area for:

    • Live samples
    • Cast skins
    • Faecal traces

    These are the three key identifying signs of an infestation which may require a detailed inspection of the area but if its bedbugs they will always be present. K9 scent detection can also be used to help narrow down areas but only visual confirmation is an acceptable standard for the confirmation of bedbugs.

    Hopefully it was just a temporary medical condition.

    David Cain
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Aug 19 2011 10:40:59
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    Thank you David, the problem is there is NO sign of bedbugs only these bumps on my face that could be acne, bedbug bites, or who knows, some other biting insect.

    It's only been about 1 1/2 weeks since chemical treatment and i got brand new pillow, so is it likely these could be bedbug bites?

    I am going to install the BB passive alert. Should I put it at the foot of my bed, where i got really nasty bites on my legs or should i put it at the head of my bed, where I have the potential bites or acne now?
    THANKS!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Aug 19 2011 11:27:57
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    Hi,

    If you have had more than 20 bites and cant find any of the listed signs then the chances are its not bedbugs.

    Normally you would install the passive at the head end but if you are getting most activity at the feet end then you can install there. If you do and still get bites but no signs on the passive after 3 - 4 days I would say its a strong indication that its not bedbugs.

    This is why its so essential to get confirmation of the issue before treatment as different pests require different treatment patterns and approaches.

    Hope that helps.

    David


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