October 26, 2010 8:00 PM Subscribe
YANAD, but, can you help me identify this
rash? Is it an allergic reaction, bed bugs, or something else?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I suddenly developed a lot of pink spots on my torso. They don't seem to follow any pattern, have uneven edges, and haven't spread to anywhere else on my body. They don't itch unless I am thinking about it, so that could be psychosomatic. The marks don't have a central 'bite' or dark spot, they're a very even pink. They look like this
(NSFW probably, it's my abdomen. Best I could do with the camera in my computer). I can't make a dermatologist appointment until tomorrow, and who knows when they'll actually be able to see me, so any help you can give is extremely appreciated. I'd like to know if I should start prepping for bedbug removal or taking antihistamines or, really, anything I could do to get rid of these spots!
I am a mid-20s female in an urban area that's been getting a lot of bedbug-centric press lately. I've checked for signs of an infestation, but I haven't been able to find any evidence other than my spots.