Lou Sorkin: what many bed bug bites look like

by nobugsonme on March 30, 2008 · 1 comment

in bed bug bites, bed bugs


Left hand, mm rule, 6 hours after Cimex feeding

Originally uploaded by louento.pix
Lou Sorkin says, of this photo of his bed bug bites:

6 hours after feeding 2 adults and 30 bed bug nymphs. Initially bite sites were raised bumps and somewhat itchy. Within 30 minutes swelling subsides, itching stops, but small red dots left where bed bugs had been feeding.

No difference in size of bed bug bites left by feeding nymphs vs. adult bugs. Large red blotches on lower right at thumb base and along lower wrist are birth marks (port-wine stain or naevus flammeus), not bed-bug related.

(Click on the photo, then “all sizes” then “large” to see in detail.)

Thanks, Lou!

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1 lieutenantdan March 31, 2008 at 9:39 am

Lou your information and images are always appreciated. Thank you so very much.

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