Nocturnal obligate blood parasites residing in furniture and bedding
5 to 7 mm oval, reddish brown, flat, wingless
Bed bug infestations increasing and difficult to...
Bed bug sighting; blood specks on sheets
New skin lesions in the morning
Intense pruritus, pain, or burning
Characteristic lesions are erythematous pruritic pap...
Self-limited and resolves within 1 to 2 weeks
Avoid and control bed bugs.
Disease is self-limited; treat symptoms.
Oral antihistamines ...
Not necessary as disease is self-limited
May need specific care in extreme cases or if anaphylactoid reactions
Avoid scratching to prevent superinf...
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National Pesticide Informatio...
S00.96XA Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified part of head, initial encounter
S10.96XA Insect bite of unspecified part of neck, initial encounter
S40.269A Insect bite (nonvenomous) of uns...
90% of infestations occur within 3 feet of beds.
Wash bedding/clothing regularly in hot water and vacuum carpet daily or steam clean daily.
Inspect furniture, bedding, and luggage regula...
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