Do bites only on back make sense?(2 posts)
Someone just recently noticed on my back what might be a slew of bed bug bites. I think that they look roughly similar to this photo from your site -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelbuglatinamerica/456876137/. I don't think that the idea of bed bugs would have even occurred to me except that just the night before I noticed a very small bug crawling on the sink in the bathroom which adjoins the bedroom where I sleep. I killed it but unfortunately, didn't have the foresight to save it for identification because I really didn't think much of it at the time. I've tried to compare from memory with the photos from this site, but beyond the fact that the size are similar, I really have no clue.
I tore my bedding off and looked for signs of bugs / shells / feces but didn't really see anything that struck me as suspicious. There were several blood (not fresh) blood stains on the sheets but I have very bad dermatitis on my hands which I'm too lazy to do anything about, with the result that they often bleed. So I don't think that the blood stains themselves are indicative of anything.
So, I guess my first question is this: would it be consistent with bed bugs that I would have so many bites on one part of my body but very few, if any (I've noticed a couple of possibilities) anywhere else? Also, I generally sleep in boxers and a tee shirt. Would wearing a shirt make it less likely that they would bite me on my back? I've looked through all of my tee shirts and I haven't seen any blood stains. Would it be possible to have all of those bites with no stains?
I'd really appreciate any thoughts anyone might have. I'm trying not to freak out, but the not knowing is the worst part. I've slept horribly the last few nights.
I actually reposted this in 'Uncategorized' as this doesn't seem like the right forum. I had intended to delete the post from this forum but can't figure out how to do it. In any event, please direct any comments to the version in the other forum.
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