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What do assassin bug bites look like? any photos?

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what do assassin bug bites look like? any photos? Treatment?Please help! Thank You! Wolfgang.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  FamilyPhysician replied 6 years ago.
Assassin bugs and the related ambush bugs are members of the Reduviidae family.
Here is some detailed information including photos

The treatment of any insect bite is similar; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken 1-2 caps up to 4 times daily will help with the itch and swelling.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I at least need a picture of what the bites of anassassin bug looks like when they bite a person. If you read back the description of what the bites my daughter recieved appeared to be, I think you'll know what it is that I need. Imagine if you can, a person being bitten on the face, neck, arms, and torso by about 60-70 mosquitos. What else can mimick this appearance??
Thank You!