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My son and I have been bitten by bugs that we can't see, the bites are mosquito like and itch realy bad. We got the cat checked by the vet. he is clean, we went to my sons doctor and yes it is bugs, but what kind??? I did see tiny brownish/red bugs on window sills that leave a rusty color trace when you kill them and they are outside our building too but after research those seem to be clover mites and they are not suppose to bite. The exterminator came today and he does not know what it is either, what he sprayed does not seem to work. By the way, only my son and I are affected, my husband does not get bit! I checked our bed for bed bugs and did not see anything, any kind of help be great.
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replied September 25th, 2017

Welcome to e health forum.

Any Dermatological conditions cannot be diagnosed without a proper medical history and physical examination.

The most common sources of insect bites in the home are bed bugs, human fleas, pet fleas, bird fleas, ticks, Spiders, and other bugs. But the exact insect cannot be identified just by the history provided here.

Most Insect bites will result in varying grade of inflammatory reaction which can result in symptoms like pain, redness, mild swelling and itching.

In addition, inflammatory response of the body, which varies from person to person, changes the appearance of the bites.

Keeping the wound clean with antiseptics and use of topical antibiotics (triple antibiotic) can help prevent secondary infection and aid healing. Use of antiinflammatory medications can help with any swelling and pain. Any associated itching can be helped with the use of antihistamines (benadryl).

If you have any doubts, consult your doctor and seek proper advice.



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