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Bug like bites on body. Itchy. Pops up at night. What could it be?

For the past 3 or 4 weeks these small bug like bites have been showing up on my body mainly my arms and legs, although there have been a few on my neck , and back. they are small hard bumps warm to the touch, and very itchty..... but some of then look more like a misquito bite, and are softer, and most of them have had a small pinkish circle around the bite.... no other symptoms at all, I have checked for bed bugs, and nothing...these pop up at night while im sleeping, and thru out the day they will apperar, as of right now I have 6 fresh ones from yesterday....the 3 going down the length of my index finger hurt more than they itch..... I am allergic to pennicillan but no other allergies, have not added anything new to my diet . no one else in the house is having a problem....I have been taking benadryl for the itch......
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Even though you have searched for bed bugs and didn't find any, I will still suspect bed bugs. They are difficult to find. What you are having sounds like a typical papular urticaria( insect bite allergy) and bed bugs are high on the suspected insects. Everyone need not be allergic to the bite which explains why others in the house do not have it.
You will require a topical steroid cream to decrease the rash. You may continue benadryl. Identify the bug and tackle them to prevent new lesions.
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Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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