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Bed bug bite reaction : age / hereditary factors?

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  1. BittenBoy

    Joined: Aug '13
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    Posted 3 months ago
    Mon Jul 15 2019 20:24:39

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    A few years ago, my dad's house had a bed bug infestation. This only came to light when I was visiting & got bites -- I'd had them in my own place a couple years before, so I was familiar with them. He was exhibiting no reaction to them whatsoever, so we had no idea how long they'd been there. (And yes, it was confirmed to be bed bugs by a PCO - he did a chemical treatment and that was the end of them).

    I've read that somewhere between 20% - 30% of humans are immune to the itchy red welts that make life hell for the rest of the population, and I'm curious if (a) age is a factor -- my father was about 80 years old when this happened, and (b) is there any evidence that bite-reaction immunity is a genetic trait? (Obviously it's not in my case.)

  2. relnoorain

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 16:22:15

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    It happen only some cases better try to visit AIIMS if u can visit this country fot treatment u will get solution in this hospital .
    Read few importent treatment here also bed bugs bites treatment

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 17:02:56

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    A) Yes, older people are less reactive in general.

    B) No, I have met identical twin in near identical infestations where one responded and one did not.

    The stat is closer to 60% of people not initially responding to bedbugs. It’s a complex subject full of apparently genetic and environmental triggers and as the variables are so complex you can’t diagnose down to the individual level. The bite primer is your best resource.

    Hope that helps.

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