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Old 07-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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shingles or bites?

My husband has recently broken out with a rash. It began around the waistband of his underwear and on his hip. He also has a couple of places on his stomach. The places have a very small yellow head in the middle of a raised red patch of skin. The places itch but do not hurt. I have nagged and nagged but he insists he doesn't have time to go to the doctor. (White coat phobia, I think.) We recently stayed at a hotel and thought maybe bed bugs? He had been in a wooded area about two days before he broke out. Could these be chigger bites? I washed all of our bed linens as a precaution, however I have not broken out. One of our children has a similiar but much milder rash on his bottom. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: shingles or bites?

are the bites in rows? that is usually a sign it might be bed bugs

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