Still getting bit(4 posts)
Have had my house treated twice with hot dry steam and diameacious(SP) earth. Know where the problem came from. PCO says that I don't have a problem. This has been going on since May. Got $1100.00 into this so far. I have red itchy spots and small pin dots on myself. Have funky brown and black spots on bedding which PCO tells me are not bedbug. I have brown spots on my bedbug pillow protector under my pillow case. Have experienced sore spots on my thighs, small red spot, painful, turns into bruise.
Would like to believe the PCO but difficult when keep getting bit. I need to fix this problem, but PCO says I don't have a problem. I am at my wits end. Living out of 6 large zip lock bags, and so afraid I might pass this problem on. I get small bites regularly, but they are not big mosquito size bites, so doctor tells me that we all get spots that itch. Do we really, don't remember this before May. Am very distraught, don't know whee to turn. Something is going on here, but can't get any help.
I know the feeling. I have had 3 PCO treatments, and find something new on my skin every single day. They do not always look like what I expect the bites to look like, but enough of them do so that I have not had a moment of peace since this began less than 2 months ago. I dread doing a skin check and looking in the mirror. Like you, I live out of ziplocks and have great fear of passing them on to someone else. It feels like I get bit everywhere--at home, at work, in the library, on the bus, everywhere. The only thing that has changed is that I no longer itch everywhere or feel like things are crawling all over me.
I am considering giving up, and just starting doing things the way I used to, without bags, without the oven baking my shoes, without rubbing alcohol and futile PCO treatments and all the other shit that throws our lives upside down. None of it seems to be helping, so why not just let it all go, and see what happens. Ever consider that? I hope you don't have to, and that things begin to turn around for you.
Have you considered bringing in a different PCO to look at the funky brown and black spots?
If that isn't an option, can you send the samples to the entomology department of a unveristy for analysis?
As for the possible bites, I understand that it's possible to have bites biopsied. The biopsy will confirm whether it's an insect bite but not what kind.
I understand how frustrating your situation is - we had confirmed BBs in June, had 8 PCO treatments and kept getting bitten We still wake up with bites here and there, but these bites I'm 99% certain are mite bites (husband's office has a problem with rodent mites so periodically, they hitch a ride home with him). Anyway, have you installed any BB monitors - maybe they would help ease your mind and help you determine if you still have BBs (we have Climbups which help me sleep easier at night)? Also, is it possible there are fleas, carpet beetles, etc. in your home?
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