What do bedbug bites look like and what are the symptoms?

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Question by mercedes:
What do bedbug bites look like and what are the symptoms?

I have occasionally a red bump found on my body. 3 weeks ago it was on my thigh, a week ago it was on my face, and now it’s on my back. It is red and like a pimple but does not have puss. It doesn’t itch but it turns purple and leaves a scar and starts to peel.


Is it a spiderbite possibly?

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Answer by sopranna4
These are most likely not bed bug bites.
Those aren’t the most likely places to get bitten, but bed bug bites also unbelievably itchy – moreso than mosquitos bites – and are usually in rows of 3 or 4 bites.
They also tend to rest a few nights, then come out in droves, so keep a look out for a pattern like that.

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IgotQs March 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I currently just got some about 3 weeks ago too and started to think it was bed bug bites but I guess not, but mines start at my chest down to my thighs, but I have none on my back, arms, face or leg, just the front side of my body. My guesses are:
Bug bites (guess not)
Too much sugar
Allergic reaction
Not enough showers? xB

Well I gave this a star because I too am looking for an answer on to what this is…


Teila April 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Ummmm, they actually bite everywhere, face, back arms, legs, thighs, feet, hands, everywhere, trust me i know. They look different on everyone, it depends on your bodies allergic reaction to the bite… They can look like pimples, but they would itch, the ones i have seen and had in the past are like mosquito bites, the way they look and itch, but they grow, esp the more you itch them, and sometimes takes days or weeks to rid of, painful and irritating they are, and yes in rows of more then one usually…


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