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Bed bugs

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BirdwithinaBird Mon 12-Nov-12 19:16:36

Ds is away at Uni, and has had a reaction he thinks, to bed bugs. He has bites on his calves. His digs are typical of student land, but not skip like, and I can't find anything on Dr Google to either cure it or solve it. Only advice I have been able to give him is to go to the local pharmacist and see if they have a spray or cream for him to put on him/bed to repel the little buggers.

The font of knowledge here is amazing, so was just wondering if anyone had any experience of this type of reaction. Thanks in advance.

Squirrelface Mon 12-Nov-12 19:32:15

Oh dear, how unpleasant. Has anything in particular made him think it's bed bugs? I once rented a flat where cat fleas emerged from the carpets, and they tend to bite the calves first, as they jump on when you walk about! Fleas can be quite easily dealt with if you get a spray for the house from the vets (quite pricey but effective). Sorry I can't offer any help with bed bugs, but hope his landlord will get in a pest control service if this is the problem. Maybe a trip to the doctors would be useful to identify the type of bite and prescribe a cream to calm down the reaction?

BirdwithinaBird Mon 12-Nov-12 19:50:27

Thank you Squirrelface. I must admit I thought it sounded more like a pet thing, but the house is just human, well almost! The latest update tonight was that he had a bite on his tummy. If the wisdom of MN can't come up with anything, am just hoping that the pharmacist or the University doctor can indeed identify it, and then you are right, next step will be to get the landlady to resolve it. Easy said than done.

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