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November 29, 2011 9:19 AM Subscribe
I'm getting mysterious bug bites while I'm sleeping - can you help me figure out what's biting me?
posted by insectosaurus to Home & Garden (18 answers total)
Here is all the information I have:
The bites appear all over my body, arms, legs, hands, neck - they are isolated bites, not in the bedbug line pattern. I usually get about 3 every night, and a couple if i take a nap.
They seem to be pretty small bites, but I am allergic to them so they occasionally appear giant (1-2 inches across) - but if I take benadryl, the swelling goes down, and they are actually small bites.
They itch really badly for 2-3 days, then they stop itching and go away. Again, this seems to imply not-bedbugs.
My girlfriend sleeps in the bed with me, and she hasn't had a single bite. (We are both women, if that matters). She says mosquitos rarely bite her (these are almost certainly not mosquito bites).
We put an anti-bedbug mattress cover on the mattress, and didn't see any bedbugs or fleas or anything at all.
In fact, we haven't seen a single bug of any type this whole time.
This has been going on for about two weeks - it started very suddenly.
I went to my parents house for 4 days over Thanksgiving. I got bites the first night I was at their house, but none the remaining 3 nights. My girlfriend got no bites when I was at their house. I got bites as soon as I came back home.
We have a dog, and she takes flea medicine. She recently switched to a new type, but we're going to switch her back to the old kind in a few days in case it's flea bits (but, we haven't seen any fleas).
I can easily go to the doctor, if that would be helpful - but I am reluctant to go if all my doctor would say is "you have unidentified bug bites."
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND HOW DO I FIX IT???