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Bedbugs (cont.)

Diagnosis of Bedbug Bites

The diagnosis of a bedbug bite can sometimes be difficult, as bedbug bites may appear similar to the bites of other insects. Your health-care provider will ask you detailed questions and perform a physical exam, focusing on the skin. Other organ systems will also be examined to assess for any signs of an allergic reaction or for signs of infection. No blood tests or imaging studies will be necessary. If you are able to bring in a specimen of the insect that may have bitten you, this may be helpful in making the diagnosis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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