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red spots

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  • Posted By: kristopher
  • August 10, 2007
  • 03:16 AM

Both my husband and I have had these red spots show up. No itching. No welts. No discharge. No change in appearance from first sighting (about 5 days now)...just small red spots, slightly raised. No particular pattern. Anywhere from the big toe to length of leg to shoulder and cheek and arms and fingers. None yet on buttocks or chest or mid and lower back. Not covered with them but at least 3 dozen or so. The dermatologist ruled out sensitivity to new flannel sheets (too excited to feel their comfort and did not wash first before making up the bed)../..ruled out food allergy../..trying to rule out spider bites or flea bites or (ick) bed bugs because of symptoms....../..even asked if the bad summer cold we both had just shared could have been involved with a viral infection. I am noticing some small mosquitos inside the house..(bed and bath rooms)..and how odd they would be there even after using a spray product that declares absolute death..(but there are no typical symptoms for what I know as mosquito bites). Stopped by the vet for show and tell to see if my (totally) inside cats could be passing along something: "no"....BEST the doc could offer is that it certainly has the appearance of bug bites. Neither of us is ever aware of any sensation of something violating our skin. I asked if I needed to call the pest control to bomb the house and he thought not necessary....How peculiar that this is not identifiable...doc didnot feel it necessary to scrape and test..said the cortisone is fine to use (does that help them heal..?...because there's no itching). We are not outdoors people...so it appears it is attributed to the inside of the house. Someone mentioned the idea of having many delicious summer tomatoes from the farmer's market sitting around the kitchen might be bringing some(thing) in. We have not tried any new and different foods or skin care products. Other than the fever we both had with the head and chest cold there has been no bodily discomfort since spotting the spots.
I would like not to go through this again once it's cleared up.
Anyone know who/what the culprit is so I can take precautions for the future..?.
Really would appeciate responses.

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