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...
Lancaster Extension Education Center: http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bugs.shtml
National Pesticide Information Center: http://npic.orst.edu/
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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