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Fecal ID Needed + Bite Question

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  1. ClothedAndAfraid

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    Posted 6 days ago
    Fri Oct 11 2019 11:46:35
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    Hi,

    I've been getting consistent bug bites over the past few days, mostly on my elbows and lower back but sometimes elsewhere. I have yet to find any casings but I found a series of stains on my sheets. Looking at the primer post, my best guess is it not being brown/dark enough to be fecal traces but I would like if an expert could look at it. Thanks so much!

    https://imgur.com/a/RlZU6vD

    My second question is if bed bug bites can look different depending on different body parts, or if you will have the same reaction to them all over your body (I'm aware some people react differently).

    Here are a couple of photos of bites on my elbow and wrist. They look like mosquito bites but the itch goes away quicker than I'm used to with mosquito bites (I would get bit a lot growing up).
    https://i.imgur.com/xxKECVI.png
    https://i.imgur.com/ivXIivs.jpg

    Here's a (blurry) photo of a bite on my lower back. I'm suspicious because it didn't give a small white "bubble" like I'm used to with mosquito bites.
    https://i.imgur.com/69PNqSW.jpg

    This has been consistent; all bites on my elbows look like mosquito bites and "bubble" and continue to stay swollen for a few days. The two or three on my lower back are all small and come up looking like a red pimple and fade rather quickly. I understand bites are not indicative of bed bugs, but I wanted to clear some skin behavior up just to be sure. Thanks again!

  2. ClothedAndAfraid

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    Posted 5 days ago
    Fri Oct 11 2019 23:38:00
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    Here are another couple stains on my pillow. My original thought is that these were probably here before and I'm just a little paranoid, as they look more red/brown than the primer photos? It would be nice for a second opinion, though. Thanks!

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 days ago
    Sat Oct 12 2019 1:42:57
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    Hi,

    First stains too pale and diffuse. Second to red pigment based and does not sit correctly on the fibers.

    Yes people can / sometimes react differently on different parts of the body but not everyone does. Skin reactions are too unstable to use them as a foundation for what is going on.

    Hope that helps.

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