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little tiny pink bites on his arms and his legs

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my son in law has these little tiny pink vites on his arms and his legs and it looks like his face. he just moved into my unfinished basement that was used for storage for years.. he sit on a couch all day and his wife is not getting bit or his daughter.. They itch like crazy . We live in sale lake city Utah , it is winter here...

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replied February 6th, 2011
Insect Bites Answer A19376
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the history it seems that your son in law, might be symptoms of severe itching and small pink rashes, which could either be due to scabies or bed bugs.

You might consider to consult your doctor, so that he can examine them and give appropriate treatment.

In the mean time, you can use ice-packs, OTC antihistamines for symptom relief.

I hope this helps.

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