Nocturnal obligate blood parasites residing in furniture and bedding
5 to 7 mm oval, reddish brown, flat, wingless morphology
Microscopic evidence suggests a mature bed bug Cimex lectu...
Bed bug sighting; blood specks on sheets
New skin lesions in the morning
Intense pruritus, pain, or burning
Characteristic lesions are erythematous pruritic pap...
Treatment should address three areas: treatment of the skin; eradication of the infestation; and assessment for potential behavioral health consequences (1).
Most patients pr...
Not necessary as disease is self-limited
May need specific care in extreme cases or if anaphylactoid reactions
Consider behavioral health consultation depending on ...
National Pesticide Information Center:
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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 bedding.
Wash bedding/clothing regularly in hot water and vacuum carpet daily or steam clean daily.
Inspect furniture, bedding, and luggage reg...
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