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hormone replacement therapy and BB

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  1. jannifer20

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sun Dec 7 2008 0:53:06
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    My CPO's wife told me that BB are generally more attracted to women than men.
    (Most of the calls he gets regarding BB are from women)
    I was taking HRT before I got bites. (I'm post menopausal) Then I stopped taking HRT. Have had treatments.
    I have had no bites since Aug and I think they are gone.
    I would like to start taking HRT again. I am afraid that this may attract BB if there are any left in the house.
    Has anyone had any experience with this?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

  2. KillerQueen

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sun Dec 7 2008 1:00:58
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    Bed Bugs don't discriminate from man or woman. At least nothing I have ever read said this. Most women will not tolerate bed bugs the way some men will or a man will self treat longer and/or first in most cases I would guess. But as for HRT, it will have nothing to do with an infestation I believe.

  3. wigginonbugs

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sun Dec 7 2008 4:50:36
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    I've been past menopause for years, and they still bit me. I've never taken any hormones. But I read that, too, that they bite women more than men!

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sun Dec 7 2008 5:28:25
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    Hi,

    I think in general terms women are more responsive to bites than men.

    As far as I am aware bed bugs have no gender preference although this type of sweeping statement can be a good indication of the education level of your PCO. For a few years one of the local authority representatives used to tell people that bed bugs did not like biting hairy people which is why they seemed to bite only women. I think you can safely assume that given the fact that many of his clients became my clients the treatment was about as good as his education on the subject.

    David


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