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Old 06-25-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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So I either have a spider or bug feeding on me in the same spot every night OR there is something living under my skin.

I have a few little bumps on my hand and wrist and every morning they itch and they seem to be spreading.



Any ideas? My first two thoughts are spiders or chiggers.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Bed bugs.

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Old 06-25-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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I would for sure go get that checked out. Few things that come to mind... Spiders, fleas, skin diseases, or even allergies. Maybe your allergic to beer?! Here's a site that may help in a "self-diagnosis": Skin Rashes and Other Changes -- familydoctor.org
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Rubbing alcohol will take the itch away.
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Maybe this is your problem.
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Bed bugs.
I think you may be on to something...

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In most observed cases, bites consist of a raised red bump or flat welt, and are often accompanied by intense itching. The red bump or welts are the result of an allergic reaction to the anesthetic contained in the bedbug's saliva, which is inserted into the blood of its victim. Bedbug bites may appear indistinguishable from mosquito bites, though they tend to last for longer periods.

Bites may not become immediately visible, and can take up to nine days to appear. Bedbug bites tend to not have a red dot in the center such as is characteristic of flea bites. A trait shared with flea bites, however, is tendency towards arrangements of sequential bites.

Bites are often aligned three in a row, giving rise to the colloquialism "breakfast, lunch and dinner." This may be caused by the bedbug being disturbed while eating, and relocating half an inch or so farther along the skin before resuming feeding. Alternatively, the arrangement of bites may be caused by the bedbug repeatedly searching for a blood vein.

People react very differently to bedbugs, and individual responses vary with factors including skin type, environment, and the species of bug. In some rare cases, allergic reactions to the bites may cause nausea and illness. In a large number of cases, estimated to 50% of all people, there is no visible sign of bites whatsoever, greatly increasing the difficulty of identifying and eradicating infestations.
That certainly is the case here...
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I would for sure go get that checked out. Few things that come to mind... Spiders, fleas, skin diseases, or even allergies. Maybe your allergic to beer?! Here's a site that may help in a "self-diagnosis": Skin Rashes and Other Changes -- familydoctor.org
I actually did check out that site earlier...it appears bug bites are the most likely...

But, srsly...allergic to beer!!?? How dare you even mention that!
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:50 PM   #10
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Sure it's not just poison ivy, oak, sumac, etc??

Sounds more plausable than something living under your skin.

Hmmm... small red bumps? itchy? spreading? Ehhh... sounds like poison ivy cheif.
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