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Likelihood of bed bugs re: bite(?) on scalp

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  1. cafeidon

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 8:59:08
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    Hi all, I had just moved from a bed bug infested place, to a temporary place, and then to a new place. Yesterday as I came home from work I noticed a lumpon my scalp where there is quite a bit of hair. The lump does not sting or itch, and would only hurt if I put pressure on it. I don’t have any other lumps or welts anywhere else. I do realize it’s impossible to identify if it’s bed bugs just from the bite, but from a likelihood perspective what do you guys think? My reaction to bed bugs last time was it itched quite a bit and there was burning pain, and it lasted for a month. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 9:07:33
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    cafeidon - 6 minutes ago  » 
    I do realize it’s impossible to identify if it’s bed bugs just from the bite,

    Search for live samples, cast skins and fecal deposits.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 13:50:37
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    Thanks for your reply. I’ve been searching my bed sheets for the usual fecal matter and stains but nothing so far. Also looked through the closet and walls

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 14:25:56
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    Check the piping on the mattress and any flaps, joints or hardware on the box spring, but it sounds like no bed bugs, that's a good thing.


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