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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I stayed at a hostel at the XXX and a half weeks ago and after that, I had a lot of bites, especially at my left hand and arm. They really looked like mosquito bites. But I also had a few bites on my right hand and at my feets. The bites were also itchy. We stayed at a bunk bed and only I had the bites. My friend, she slept below, she didn't have anything. Now I looked at the internet and I found a lot of scary things that could cause my bites. For example spiders or bats. Do bites from bats look like mosquito bites? And would there be such a lot of bites? Now my bites are almost gone. I now I'm a little bit hypochondriac but I'm really afraid that a bat bites me and I heard that they can carry rabies. I'm really looking forward to your answer. Best regards, Ari
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Please give me a couple of minutes to read your query
Doctor :   Ok, did you notice these bites after you woke up in the morning after a night?
User :   no, I noticed it the next day in the morning
User :   so one day after that night
User :   but a few on the same day in the evening
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the territory a mosquito infested?
User :   I don't know
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since it was a 2 and half weeks ago and you do not have any other symptoms yet and the marks are gone
Doctor :   I think they are simple mosquito bites
User :   so bat bites would look different than mosquito bites?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They are larger and swollen with intense pain
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Pleasure here
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