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Bites on body, itching and swelling, turning into swabs. What could be this? Bed bugs?

Hi last week I had three bites on the top part of my buttocks today I woke up with the same type of by on my lower neck upper back. I live in an apartment in Seattle and don't spend much time outside. I'm trying to figure out what these bites are, They are very itchy and swell up pretty big and remain itchy for at least a week. There so it to their turning into scabs. I thought it could be bed bugs but today woke up with one. Any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Hi, It seems that you are having lichen urticatus, It is hypersensitive reaction to insects..bed bug or some other. Apply calamine lotion. Take short course of steroid in tappering method with antihistaminics. .. Keep away from insects. Avoid soap bath. You are having crusted lesions also, suggesting secondary bacterial infection. Take short course of antibiotics.. Ok .. I hope you will get fast recovery. still, you may consult dermatologist.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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