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I don't know if I got bitten by a bed bug or mosquito or something else

By Anonymous October 4, 2014 - 5:35pm
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Yesterday, I woke up with a bug bite on my back about the size of a mosquito bite, however it only sort of itches and also kind of hurts, like a mosquito bite that has been healing for a while. I usually sleep on my back, so Im not sure how any kind of bug could get there except a bed bug, but it also doesn't look like a bed bug bite. Are there any other possibilities?

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Hi Anonymous and thanks for your question.

It's very possible that you have a mosquito bite. They show up as an itchy round, red, or pink skin bump.Bed bug bites show up as a raised, red skin bump or welt that is extremely itchy and inflamed.

Bed bugs don't usually travel alone, so if you had a bed bug infestation you would likely have more bites. Please see Bed Bug FAQs for more information.

One thing you might try is a Google search for photos of bug bites and then comparing your bite against those images. If you do, and that tells you what you have, will you let us know?



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