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Bug bite on face?

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  1. Buggedandfrustrated

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Sep 5 2017 19:13:44
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    I had bed bugs a few months ago. All FINALLY seems in the clear now and we are unpacking. However, I started a new job today and noticed what could only be a bug bite on a colleagues cheek. It was red, inflamed, flat but raised. Looked like a very traditional bug bite. I really, really want to hope it is a mosquito but for that person to have a new mosquito bite at 11 am seems unlikely. Also mosquitoes so rarely bite the face becuase you feel them bite there before they can do much harm. I truly doubt it was a pimple becuas by 5pm it was completely gone, no redness, not raised. Please talk me down from a ledge... what if I get bed bugs all over again from this new job?

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Sep 5 2017 20:24:19
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    I can't say what your coworker had, but I can say that I've gotten mosquito bites head to toe, any and all times of day and night. Just this morning, before 9am while waiting with my kids for the bus, I got 9 mosquito bites. And, as your coworker, by 2p they were gone.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 6 2017 6:32:40
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    There is really no such thing as a traditional bed bug bite. Everyone reacts differently from pin pricks to blistered welts. That said, those with more severe reactions tend to take longer to heal. If someone had a large, red mark and it was gone by afternoon, a bite wouldn't be my first thought because my mosquito bites take a week to heal and my suspected bb bites toom two weeks. Bigger bites usually = longer heal time, I think.

    It's possible it was hives or some similar rash, too. They can come and go in just a few hours. I get isolated, single hives on my hands due to allergies. They look awful, but vanish quick. Of course there is no way to be sure, but a single bump can't be attributed to bed bugs just by virtue of it being a red bump.

    The best advice I have is to be cautious. Don't go crazy, but it's always a good habit to regularly monitor your home for bbs. Once a week during regular cleaning seems to be the general suggestion. Using passive monitors makes this pretty simple, too.

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