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ID Skin Reaction Cluster [a: no one can ID skin reactions]

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  1. jpalmer

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 23:30:15
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    Hello there.

    I know bite reactions are totally unreliable. However, is there anything you can deduce from the pattern and/or clustering of a skin reaction? Does the following image of a cluster of red marks look bedbuggy? Is it a different kind of skin reaction altogether? (Oh Lord I hope it is!)

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    P.S. one thing you must know is that I have OCD. And sensitive skin. I've been obsessing about the danger of bed bugs for almost a week now, and I'm finally beginning to come down from the fear. Everything I've discovered seems to disconfirm them. Your understanding and encouragement is so warmly appreciated.

  2. BigDummy

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Aug 9 2017 9:00:55
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    Skin irritations can't be visually linked to an insect bite, it would have to be biopsied. No confirming evidence on the other hand is good news.

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Aug 9 2017 23:58:56
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    Even if biopsied, my understanding is the dermatologist can tell you an insect bit you but not that a bed bug did. But they may be able to positively ID other causes.

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

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