Tell me about your bites!(9 posts)
So, this morning I woke up, and as I was getting ready to shower, I noticed a small, white, raised welt (I guess you could call it) on the outside of my thigh, about 5 inches up from my knee. It didn't itch, it wasn't red (until I started poking at it...), and when examined under a lens, there weren't any puncture marks or holes. There were a couple of hairs growing around it, but that was it.
Now, after 8 hours, the welt is no longer there, but it's slightly red in the spot where it was. Still no holes, still no itch. I circled it (after I showered) to keep track of it. When I slept last night, I was wearing long pants with a draw string, and while the bottoms of my pants could have ridden up in the night, nothing got close to my thigh. When I talked to Lou, he said that usually, as soon as the bugs find skin, they bite. If there are bites in weird places, it's because they tend to get trapped in the clothing. I guess a bug could have crawled up from my ankle to my thigh and then bit... or down, over my stomach, past the drawstring, to my thigh... It seems like a pretty remote place. And there's only one.
So my questions are: I know people have gotten bites in weird places. Are they places that the bug would have travelled far to get to (like, not on your collar bone when they could have just come in from the neckhole)? Also, when you've examined your "bites," have you been able to see any punctures or holes in them? I guess that would require a lens.
Not sure what this welt is caused from. Could be a bug... but basically I'm just wanting to hear your stories and your thoughts about locations/holes!
im just recently dealing with this problem. My g/f is on several medication including Lyrica. I few weeks after she had the medicine she started to get what looked like hives, small round red spots up and down her arm. Well we recently moved and found BB's in our bed.
Her bites looked like a mosquito bite, round, red, and itchy.
So, now that I've looked at this tiny welt (I'd actually call it a hive, really... but then again, is there a difference?), which is now flat against my skin, with only a red spot in the shape of where the welt was, for hours (I'm so glad no one can see me doing this with my flashlight and my magnifying lens...), there doesn't appear to be any puncture marks or holes at all within the red. Interesting. I've never reacted to the bites like this before...could be that my reactions are changing?
My bites, which I'm currently assuming are bed bugs (though we haven't found any as yet), would come up as raised white welts, just like mosquito bites, once I started scratching. They weren't always itchy, though, when they'd just be pink or red spots. But if I got scared or scratched at them, they'd get white and itchy and angry, and then fade to just itchy red lumps.
I'm praying they're not actually bed bug bites, and maybe I'm suddenly allergic to flea bites. We combed a flea off my cat this weekend. But seeing as they feel like intense mosquito bites, and like you describe (only sometimes very itchy), I'm guessing they're bed bugs. The only strange thing is I never notice anything in the morning. Either the afternoon or late evening, the only two times I've seen a problem.
Mine start out as a whitish-surrounded-by-red welt/bump. I can see a tiny hole in the center. They itch like crazy especially in the hot shower.
I have been dealing with bites on and off for about TWO YEARS (I have our PCO on speed dial, but have stopped using him because I don't want my kids exposed to the chemicals anymore, have resorted to steam). I am allergic to the bites, so this is how it goes for me: I feel the bite happening (or within minutes). I look at the area and see nothing, then within minutes a white bite appears and is itchy. It disappears (almost completely) in about an hour and then I feel nothing in that spot for about 12+ hours. THEN a red small bite appears and is very itchy. Often it fills with fluid (sometimes not, though) and is itchy for abut three days before it starts to resolve. I have had bites on my feet. legs, hands, ears, cheeks, neck, breasts and back. My husband thinks he has never been bitten, so either he does not react, or they just don't like him. We are not infested, and I often go weeks between bites. We are trying to manage the pests as best we can.
The bites react different in different areas , some are small some big some last for weeks some go away in hours some itch and then again some dont , there is no definitive pattern
I am elwask0's gf. The bites I had sometimes looked like what i thought were hives or a rash, and was mainly on my hands and my left arm. I figured out it was the bugs when we moved our bed and found some. Thankfully we have only found them on the boxspring and not on the mattress. we have since got rid of the boxspring and havent seen anymore bugs. i thought i was crazy tho, because i started that medicine, and nothing was going on, and bam! i had these weird bumps on my hands. sometimes they looked like mosquito bites, but sometimes it would be like a group of them together, a bunch of little tiny red bumps. they didnt itch too bad, but the more i think about it, the more creeped out i get that it was happening. well its been almost a week, and no new ones. so heres hoping.
My boyfriend hasn't been bitten, but for sure had bugs. He did, however, notice these tiny blood spot-marks on his body. I have them, too, but I think I've sort of always had minor spots like these. Could they be bites as well? They're literally tiny, very tiny. Perhaps burst blood vessels?
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