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Cluster of itchy small bites on the hands. Bed bugs? Worried about chemical used in pest control

My daughter has clusters of small bites on her arms and hands can this be from bedbugs? She says they are itchy and uncomfortable.The bites appear for awhile, scab and come back. My infant also has a few bite on her back and ears. Not sure if I should hire a pest control person because I am concerned about using harsh chemicals? Can you help with any information about my problems?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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thanks for writing here.

It seems your daughter has got prurigo.It is an allergic reaction pattern to mosuqito and other insect bites.It is common in children because of sensitivity of skin.It will recover with time ,and you need not to worry much.Wear full protective clothes,use good insect repellnt cream ,apply mild steroid cream at night over affcted areas.Paste control is a good option but you have to be careful and to be done under proper caution.I hope this can solve your problem.Take care.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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