Ok so for the last month and a half my DD has been getting bites on her body. It is all over and she usually has at least 5 at a time. They itch and sometimes hurt. I took her to the doctor for it once and asked about it again a second time when my other DD went to the doctor for a physical. The doctor said that it is just bug bites and she is allergic so they get bigger and red and itchy.
Well she woke up last night to go potty and she has another one on her ankle. She may have gotten it earlier in the day yesterday and just hadn't noticed until last night. I am so tired of it. I feel awful for her. She is the only one in the family getting them. I am at a loss here. I googled bedbugs and checked her bed for them, but foud absolutely nothing.
What should i do? Any advice would be great. Thanks.
I do have dogs but they don't have fleas. They have been on revolution for years. These bumps are on all areas of her body and i think fleas tend to stay around ankles. right? Plus I haven't seen any and i have been like a darn detective trying to figure it out lol. I think it is so weird that she is the only one out of our 5 people family this is happening to ya know?
Bed bugs usually have bites pretty much in groups of 3. Fleas can bite on any area but from my experience stay around ankles and legs- even though your dogs don't have fleas, they can come in on shoes. Try moving her to a different bed or sleeping area and see if the bites seem to be coming only from her bed. I think I'd consult a skin doctor or even an allergist to track this down.
I would try one of the bed covers that zip around the whole mattress, they usually will contain bedbugs if you have them. Apparently they are very hard to detect but I would start there to see if it makes a difference. Good luck!
Well..... It is bed bugs. I didn't find anything at all on any mattresses in the house but I found one on the actual bunk bed in her room. I have since sprayed it to kill everything and have thrown out. Bed, all mattresses, stuffed animals, pillows etc. all gone. We steamed the house and fogged. I vacuumed twice and steam cleaned all carpets twice. I took out all the clothes in the dressers and closets and washed them in a sanitize cycle. We stayed at home last night and no new bites. I will fogg again Sunday and vacuum and steam clean again too. I can't believe this is what is going on! Ugh!!!!