What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like? Bed Bug Bites vs. Hives and Other Conditions

If you or a family member has been bitten, it can be difficult to pin down the exact culprit. Many insect bites are identifiable by their coloring, shape, and texture on the skin. With bed bugs, however, the signs are not so clear. Many bed bug bites can be mistaken for other skin conditions, such as hives or simple allergy rashes.

If you think you may have been bitten by bed bugs, it’s important to find out for sure. If you let them be, they’ll continue to multiply and the problem will get worse. Because it is so hard to pinpoint which irritations are bed bug bites vs. hives and other conditions, the only reliable way to know for sure is to use an early detection device, such as Bed Bug Plug™.

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A Comparison: Bed Bug Bites vs. Hives and Other Urticaria Conditions

When bed bugs bite, they use a tiny tube to puncture your skin and draw out the blood. Most of the time, the bite has no visible effects at all, and you may not ever know you’ve been bitten.

When bed bug bites do leave a mark, identification of the bite can be as elusive as the bed bugs themselves. Bed bug bites can take up to nine days to show any effects at all, and when they do they can look remarkably similar to other skin conditions, and often go misdiagnosed. But there are some telltale signs that what you might be experiencing could be bed bug bites vs. hives or other conditions.

When bed bug bites cause a reaction to develop on the skin they create raised welts, usually in a line or zigzag pattern. The bumps are red in color, but the skin around them will look normal.

Bed Bug Bites Compared to Hives

Hives can look remarkably similar to bed bug bites, but they don’t always. Hives also have raised bumps that be visible in a concentrated area, or in more severe cases, appear in multiple spots. They are usually caused by an allergic reaction. While their color can be the same red as bed bug bites, they can also appear in other shades, such as purple, pink, or even lighter color than your normal skin color.

Bed Bug Bites vs Other Insect Bites

Bed bug bites are also commonly confused with other bug bites. Fleas, mosquitoes, and chigger bites can often look similar to bed bug bites, and it can be next to impossible to know for sure which one is truly the cause.

If your skin is getting bugged with a reaction of some kind, it can be next to impossible to know for sure whether you’ve been bitten by bed bugs, some other offending bug, or just experiencing an allergic reaction. Most professionals will tell you that the only way to know for sure is to find the bed bugs yourself.

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