Bites from Unseen Insects?

For over 10 days now, I've been waking up with either small 3 dots lined beside each other and they look like pimples. For the past 4 days, each day it's only 1 small pimple-like bite (?), and not necessarily while I'm sleeping, but rather just when I'm lying in bed.


My flatmate is not hygienic and she has a dirty small pet which walks around the whole flat, not in my room, but I walk where it does obviously.

I haven't seen any bugs and I went to a skin doctor, who found it totally normal and simply prescribed a cream in case they itch. He told me it's not bed bugs. The thing is, I don't find it normal and I'm suffocating not knowing what to do.

I tried telling her, but she said she is not being bitten, and no way it's the pet. I can't move out because it's extremely difficult to find something. I have been trying for months.

What do I do? Are they mites? Are they fleas? The pet has mites for sure, she told me.

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June 21, 20200 found this helpful
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Your problem is pretty common, especially in the summer months.
It is not unusual for the problem to effect one person and not another one although they live in the same house.


It is difficult to identify the real cause of a problem like this but occasionally a dermatologist can help with treatment - but not always solve the problem. May be an expensive trip also.

It is possible the dog has mites but in any case you should insist on your roommate giving the dog a weekly bath with blue Dawn liquid dish soap as this will help eliminate fleas and mites.

Actually, your bites could be from numerous type of insects so do a little research and see if you can pinpoint your particular problem and try some of the suggestions offered.
Just remember this - moving may not solve your problem as you may just carry the problem with you.

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I do believe you are being bitten by mites and one way to stop this and keep them from biting you is with the use of mint oil. Mint oil will keep the bugs off of you and stop them from biting you.


There are some people who are more sensitive to bug bites than others.

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That is good that you went to the doctor.

Since the doctor said it was normal, did you ask for clarification of what normal means?

Is it possible it is not bites at all and is a general dermatitis (unspecified skin issue)?

My first thought after reading your post is perhaps the issue is just from stress of being angry at your flatmate for being unhygienic and having a pet you don't like. Could that be possible? That is a whole other issue that needs to be addressed. Stress causes many issues that manifest in physical symptoms--from pimples to shingles, rashes and other skin issues.


If you are convinced it is a bug, two things--here is a WebMD slide show of bites and bugs:

Second, find another doctor and get a second opinion.

Post back with an update. Prayers for healing!

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June 20, 20200 found this helpful

This looks like mites here how to address them, -

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May 6, 20220 found this helpful

Bites in a line is indicative of bed bugs, if only small number of them, it can take ages to find them. Research, it, there's lots you can do to help yourself and also pest control can help too.

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