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Bite photo. Please help. [a: cannot diagnose bed bugs from skin reactions]

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  1. misery

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Oct 16 2014 7:52:36
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    I was treated last Friday for the second time. Today my infant has this on his arm:

    Could this be a BB bite? I know it's so hard to ID these things based on bites but he hasn't had bites and i'm really quite distraught, I am just so upset that I moved my children into this! It's just the one mark on his forearm.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Oct 16 2014 8:16:17
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    Hi,

    Please read this:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/new-bite-primer-my-5000th-post

    To understand why its not possible to tell what is causing skin reactions.

    David Cain
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Oct 16 2014 13:27:56
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    Sorry-- it's not "hard" to diagnose bed bugs from a skin reaction, it's impossible. Even for a dermatologist!

    The good news is, bed bug monitors may help. Here's a FAQ with some options. When you find a bed bug or even suspected fecal stain, those can be ID'd. If bed bugs are biting in your home, they will poop each time. Those fecal stains should be near where bites occur.

    Note also, it's possible your son is being bitten outside the home, because delayed reactions are normal.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  4. misery

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Oct 16 2014 14:31:44
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    Thank you for the links and accompanying information. I just wasn't sure if it was possible to only have one bite at all. I can handle a lot, but it's difficult to watch your babies have to handle these things. I am just going a little crazy and trying to tell myself it was a skeeter bite. Again thank you for your replies.


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