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whatayear
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My 9 year old son is having bites show up when no one else is being bitten and I cant find a cause and ive tried everything I know of to prevent it. Asked his Dr he looked at me like I was crazy....no fleas or bedbugs no one else gets bit. Jake can go watch a show on my bed and come out and have clusters of 15 or so bites on his arm or leg same thing at school hes always coming home with bandsids from bites and they are always in clusters on his arms...they never itch! They are raised white clusters like mosquito bites or spider bites!! He is now covered in scares and as calm as I stay about it I know its starting to freak him out. Please if anyone has a clue on what this could be I would be so greatful.
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Keebler
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Could he be reacting to something in or on the fabric? Or his personal care products?

Air "fresheners" (which are toxic) even if they travels in the air, the chemicals can affect skin.

Bites could have been gotten earlier (elsewhere) and only later come out after rolling around a bit.
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Judie
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I agree. It sounds like it may be environmental.

It might be an allergy to dust mites (they're everywhere) or a chemical cleaning product where the air born chemicals are landing on his skin.

I'd try scent-free, natural products for awhile (like personal care products, laundry detergent etc...). Stop using scented candles, incense etc...

Also a good dermatologist/allergist can do patch testing. It could be something like a nickel or a copper allergy and just exposing him to tap water can trigger a reaction which can be delayed (like happening hours later).

The labs at dormer or allergeaze may be able to help you find a doc.

By the way, I'm also one of those people who bugs love and I generally don't even see the mosquito when I get a bite, but everyone else is bite free.

There's definitely a reason for this.

Good luck.

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AuntyLynn
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Switch to a scent-free laundry detergent, if you suspect allergies. (Woolite or Arm and Hammer Sensitive are both good.) Also, avoid dryer sheets which are loaded with chemicals.

Also it is said that mosquitoes especially are drawn to folks who are low in B vitamins. Do you give him multivitamins? Or yogurt?

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This has happened to me

The dermatologist told me I was allergic to a spider bite or whatever bite me

I was convinced before I went I had bed bugs too

It took a month to clear my system and not get new bumps

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