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    The obvious answer is go to a doctor but my doctors don't have many appointments available at the moment so I thought I'd ask here first. I have been sorting my room out at a new flat I'm moving in to and my grandad said insect bites but it's a bit of a weird place to be bitten, especially as I've been wearing a cardigan all day. Anyone have any idea what these might be, they're red, raised and really itchy but quite sore after scratching. I had an allergic reaction and dermatitis on my scalp about a month ago so I've got some cream that says it can be used for itchy rashes, eczema and dermatitis that I could perhaps put on it. If it get's worse I'll go to a doctor but it might just be something that might go away if I put cream on it. I just have no idea what it is and what caused it.

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    I second insect bites; they could have got under your cardigan.
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    Yeah bed bugs and flees would happily live in your cardigan given the chance.
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    Oh right :/ thank you, what the best way to treat insect bites?
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    Bicarbonate soda and vinegar or TSP. They should go down on its own but if it's ichy get some insect bite cream from the local supermarket
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    Thank you I have some anti histamines that should work for the itchiness I just hate how these bumps feel and they're pretty sore
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    Was worried when I read the title. Looks like insect bites, PHEW!
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    they look like bed bug bites. you said you're moving into a new flat? yeah... bed bugs stick around, not just in matresses but in bed frames and carpets. you can just use some E45/hydrochorsitone cream until they go down, but what you really need to do is get something to spray in your room to kill the bugs, or if possible replace the carpet.
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    (Original post by Lumos)
    they look like bed bug bites. you said you're moving into a new flat? yeah... bed bugs stick around, not just in matresses but in bed frames and carpets. you can just use some E45/hydrochorsitone cream until they go down, but what you really need to do is get something to spray in your room to kill the bugs, or if possible replace the carpet.
    The bed I have has actually been stored in a green house for storage till we got given keys for this flat but council took the carpets out of the room and the carpets we've got down are brand new, so I'm not sure if it's bed bugs or may just be actual insects, I will see if I can get some insect repellent or something just incase there are any lingering around the flat. I haven't actually got moved in yet though so maybe if that's what it is it would be better to try prevent them before I move in properly
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    Update they were so sore last night so went to doctor and he said it's flea bites, I'm gonna get some spray and spray everything down, never had them before and so itchy and sore Got some cream for it now too
 
 
 
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