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Hello everyone,

This is my first post. Please bear with me.

I've been getting bites at night to an unknown insect/bug/parasite. At the moment it is the 4th night in. I've cleaned all my sheets and any clothing near it with hot water, detergent and some alcohol and dry cleaned hot for an hour. and same deal. i still get bit. they look like misquotes bites and itch like them aswell.

I just tried to pitch out an out one and there seems to be two holes that the water comes out of? it has fangs?

Im gonna post a pic of the fresh bite and of the old bites on my leg (1st instance)
having trouble with internet. will do it later.

Please advise me on what to do!! im so frustrated and dont want the situation to get any worse!
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replied November 30th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.
Most likely your history is suggestive of bed bug bites.
The first sign of bedbugs may be red, itchy bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders.

Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows or a zigzag pattern of bites (often grouped together), unlike some other insects that leave bites here and there. But this is not always the case.

Managing a bed bug infestation is a difficult task that requires removing or treating all infested material and follow-up monitoring to ensure the infestation has been eliminated. Management will require employing several nonchemical methods such as vacuuming, washing bedding at a high temperature, using steam or heat treatment, and sealing up hiding places. Keep clutter down, so it is easier to inspect and so bed bugs have fewer hiding places. Also, seal up cracks, crevices, and holes in bedding, furniture, and other potential hiding sites. It is much easier to manage a bed bug infestation when the population is small.

Insecticides may be required to eliminate serious infestations. In extreme cases proper help from a pest management agency should be sought.

I hope this helps.

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