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Bites only on my legs.. Don't itch. Please help!

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  1. lookingforananswer123

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    Hello!

    Sunday, about halfway through the day, I noticed a few small red bumps (seen in the first photo). Didn't think too much of it because they didn't really itch or anything, they're not painful.

    Monday morning I noticed a few more on my other leg, same story though. No itching! I started googling and became paranoid they could be bedbugs. Went home, stripped all my bedding and did a load of wash. Checked my mattress and box spring, didn't see anything! Breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Tuesday/Yesterday morning, I didn't spot anything new.. but, while I was walking home from work yesterday, I noticed a lot more red bumps on my other leg. Again, not itchy/painful.

    Are these bed bug bites? Any help would be super appreciated.. I read about carpet beetles, that they don't bite but leave a rash.

    These are only on my legs/a very few scattered on my thigh. Any help/input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    You can't diagnose with images of bites. From the location I would think mosquitoes or fleas before bed bugs, much more common.

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    I get red bumps like those all the time after I shave in the summer. I usually contribute it to finicky skin and heat and irritation. You really shouldn't worry unless you see actual bugs or other signs like fecal markings or cast skins. Is there a reason you are fearing bed bugs? (Recent travel, used furniture, being somewhere infested?)

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    Conwny - 3 minutes ago  » 
    I get red bumps like those all the time after I shave in the summer. I usually contribute it to finicky skin and heat and irritation. You really shouldn't worry unless you see actual bugs or other signs like fecal markings or cast skins. Is there a reason you are fearing bed bugs? (Recent travel, used furniture, being somewhere infested?)

    I was curious if that was it.. I used a new razor and used conditioner as shaving cream to shave the other day. I'm just paranoid, I guess! Thank you!

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    BigDummy - 23 minutes ago  » 
    You can't diagnose with images of bites. From the location I would think mosquitoes or fleas before bed bugs, much more common.

    It's just weird that they aren't itchy at all but there's quite a few of them.

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    lookingforananswer123 - 2 hours ago  » 

    Conwny - 3 minutes ago  » 
    I get red bumps like those all the time after I shave in the summer. I usually contribute it to finicky skin and heat and irritation. You really shouldn't worry unless you see actual bugs or other signs like fecal markings or cast skins. Is there a reason you are fearing bed bugs? (Recent travel, used furniture, being somewhere infested?)

    I was curious if that was it.. I used a new razor and used conditioner as shaving cream to shave the other day. I'm just paranoid, I guess! Thank you!

    I get what you mean and your username is apropos. I want answers too. Black and white answers, but I'm finding with bed bugs there really is no solid answer. You either have signs or you don't. In your case, if there is not one other sign indicating bed bugs, I wouldn't worry in the least.


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