I discovered 47 mysterious insect bites on my body last night. I am at a loss as to what they could be. Lots of snowflake details (and a photo!) inside.
Last night as I was going to bed, I noticed that the "one or two" mysterious insect bites that had been bothering me all day were actually 47 individual bites. I have animals, so I immediately thought that they could be flea bites, but from what I have seen online they are too large to be from fleas. I bathed my cats in flea shampoo last night after I found the bites and I found one single flea on one of them. My dog has spot treatment on since he goes outside to use the bathroom so he shouldn't be the culprit. After the worry of fleas, my mind immediately went to bed bugs because I work at a hotel. I often handle sheets and lie down on a cot. I called my boss and she went to check the cot but it didn't have any signs on bedbugs.
I have a really gross head cold right now, so I then thought that the "bites" could maybe be an allergic reaction. I'm not on any medication that is unusual for me (Sudafed and Mucinex DM, both of which I have taken many times without adverse reactions). I have psoriasis but any flare-ups I have look nothing like these bites. They are about the size of a mosquito bite with a red dot in the center. My house seems pretty bug free (ladybugs are usually all I see), and as I worked night shift both Friday and Saturday nights and then had other obligations during the day, I feel like the bites probably came from my work environment anyway.
I live in Kentucky, if that makes any difference. The reason I find the whole situation so strange is because it wasn't 47 bites over a few days, it was 47 bites overnight. They seem to concentrate themselves around the back and front of my right thigh, my stomach, and my right arm. Here
is a photo of the largest cluster of bites. I took two Benadryl pills last night and the swelling and itching is much better this morning. Should I see a doctor about this or just keep an eye on them? They're not causing me distress but the thought of being bitten by something 47 times makes my skin crawl.