I wonder if I have bed bugs and want to know if anyone has experienced something similar or knows anything about the topic.
About a week ago, I rented a mattress from rent-a-center. It seemed clean (albeit used) so I put a clean set of sheets on there and thought nothing of it. Well, a couple of days later, I found a spot on the inner side of my foot. It's small, red, and doesn't really itch or hurt. It kind of looks like a tiny boil or something along those lines. Another bump popped up next to it but it quickly faded (I almost can't see it now. Once again, very little itching or no pain). I also found a spot on my lower back. Again, the two spots (the first one and the one on my back) itch rarely (and I think it might be more psychological than anything else but I don't want to rule anything out just yet) and do not hurt. They are very small but very red, almost like pimples.
I looked for bed bugs around the mattress but didn't see any. Also, I haven't found any insect feces or blood stains on my sheets (***** mentioned that such stains are a sign of bed bugs). However, because it's a rental mattress and because I've only had it a week, I'm beginning to worry it might be bed bugs. Does this sound like such a case or am I just being paranoid?