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Does a bed bug burrow in the skin like a tick

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Does a bed bug burrow in the skin like a tick
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Since both of you have the same kind of rash; it is likely to be bed bug or scabies. Please see the pictures of bed bug and scabies (can form burrow);

Please feel free for your follow up questions.


I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I don't see any burrowing line that looks like scabies on me
We returned from a trip in Scotland a month ago, but the rash started weeks after.
Is there an over the counter Treatment? We have a hurricane showing up tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

You can use these over the counter products;

1) Hydrocortisone 1% skin cream
2) Diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

With a history of travel, bed bugs are likely possibility.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks and stay safe this weekend
Catherine Riley RN
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
You are very welcome, Catherine.

Good luck.

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