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How Can I Tell The Difference Between Bed Bug Bites And Acne On Child!?

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Hi,

I'm kind of scared right now. I had a horrible history of chest and back acne, HORRIBLE!! My child (he is 10), has what looks like to be bed bug bites on his chest and back. He says they are itchy. He just found them this morning. HOW CAN I TELL IF THEY ARE BED BUG BITES OR ACNE?

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buy a new matress. if the problem persists then it may be the acne.

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Just a quick look can actually tell you a lot.

Does he have the marks on other parts of his body? Legs? Arms? Butt? Etc? If the answer is yes, then you might be looking at bug bites. Acne doesn't present itself on limbs of the body. Majority of the time that it does, it's just ingrown hair that appear as acne, but it's false. Also, acne doesn't really itch unless it's under the skin in the form of a cyst. I doubt that anyone here is a doctor, so in the end your best bet is to take him to a doctor to look at them. Weird, but might be chicken pocks if it's all over and itching. Either way, don't let him scratch them. Cortizone 10 should help a lot with the itch and if they are bug bites, will help heal them. Hope this helps out a little and puts you at ease. Good Luck!

buy a new matress. if the problem persists then it may be the acne.

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