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How long does it take bites to get itchy/noticeable?

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  1. nervousandanxious

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    Fri May 19 2017 11:14:33
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    While away at college I had a small bed bug infestation. I told my landlord and my room was treated, but only a few days before I had to leave to go home. I just noticed a few bites on my body that look and feel like the bed bug bites I've had in the past. Is it possible that these bites were from a few days ago and just showed up now? I'm praying it's not the alternative - that I brought a bug home with me.

    Thanks!

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    Fri May 19 2017 11:40:50
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    It is possible to have skin reactions hours or even days after contact.

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    Fri May 19 2017 11:45:38
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    People can take up to 2 weeks to react to bedbugs. If your room and possessions were only just treated before you went home then there is a possibility that you have brought bedbugs home with you if you have not taken precautions to not bring bedbugs with you.
    These are the advised precautions:

    http://bedbugger.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs-bed-bug-faqs/stuff/

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    Fri May 19 2017 12:14:07
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    It varies from person to person. My reactions usually take hours to appear where as my gf reacts pretty quickly, we suspect within minutes to a half hour. But reactions can take up to 2 weeks to appear as previously mentioned.

    I am not an expert, any advice I give should be considered as amateur advice and not taken as fact. I mean well with all my posts and try to give back. If you plan on using any of my advice, I suggest doing research into said advice to make sure it is in your best interest.
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    frightened - 1 hour ago  » 
    People can take up to 2 weeks to react to bedbugs. If your room and possessions were only just treated before you went home then there is a possibility that you have brought bedbugs home with you if you have not taken precautions to not bring bedbugs with you.
    These are the advised precautions:
    http://bedbugger.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs-bed-bug-faqs/stuff/

    I forgot to mention in my original post - I took precautions before going home. I sprayed my luggage with Temprid SC, and put all my clothing items in the dryer for at least 60 minutes before packing them. I'm concerned now because I had been getting bit before spring break, and I didn't take these precautions when I came home a month ago for break because I didn't know what was biting me and didn't yet suspect bed bugs. I was home for over a week during spring break and didn't see any bites then, so I didn't have reason to suspect I brought them home the first time, but now I'm wondering...


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