Monthly Archives: October 2010
hi all, and thank you in advance!!! 10 days ago i woke up with multiple- what i thought were spider bites- in a somewhat jagged row on my body. they wre large welts (three to be exact) and painful just like a spider bite, and i had slept with the window open so i figured a spider had come in. As well, that day my husband had just deployed to a combat zone (military) and my stress and anxiety level were at a max.
48 hrs later the "spider bites" had become itchy and i noticed a small, itchy rashy starting on my neck… pls note the bites were on my leg. i attributed the rash to extreme stress, as i have had a "stress rash" before when under great stress. About 4 days after the rash appeared, and 6 days after the bites appeared, I finally went to the doc and got started on hydrocortizone cram, benedryl, and 4mg of prednisone, since the rash was very intense. I was swollen, puffy, my skin somewhat dimples from the bumps and extremely itchy!
Now, 5 days after starting meds, about 10 from first bite, i am no better… so while searching for reasons why my hives are not being cured with meds, i ran into some bed bug info, immediatly freaking out upon remember the "spider" bites- three in a jagged row to be clear.
If anyone can help with some good bed bug knowledge, i would be so greatful! i can deal with chronic hives, as long as it is not bedbugs!!! Please note, i have NOT changed any routine, soap, NOTHING! i AM under immense stress, i have NOT been anywhere nor exposed to anyone with bedbugs and i HAVE had others in my bed who did NOT gets bites. (my girlfriends)
I can deal with nasty, no reason hives, but at this point im beginning to wonder if it is bed bugs… Or am i just having many things go wrong at once?
SORRY SO LONG! thaank you so very, very much in advance!
I have bed bugs I can't see and would like to know the best product on the market to control this Bed Bug population.
No one wants to buy anything used anymore for fear that bed bugs are lurking in the furniture and in the picture frames. What do you think? Would you still buy used furniture even though this bed bug epidemic is growing?
I am planning to make an international flight into the US. I know there is an outbreak of bed bugs in the US and honestly, a little concerned about one getting into my suitcase or on my clothes from the seat.
Does anyone have any actual information on prevention? Can they crawl into a zipper, or enter the suitcase another way? Are there any preventive measures I can take?
All advice appreciated, thanks!