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"bites" on elbows & ankles

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  • Posted By: peculiargroove
  • March 26, 2011
  • 11:04 PM

Hi everyone, I hope someone can shed some light on this.

For the last 5 months, i've been getting what look like insect bites almost always on my elbows and ankles/calves. They are smaller than a normal mosquito bite and are not pink but normal flesh colour. They are INCREDIBLY itchy. I've watched them for a while and have even occasionaly felt a sharp scratch, checked and a bump has come up (no bug in sight). Although I realise this sharp scratch feeling could just be in my head I don't know..

I notice them more and night when i'm in bed. I have torn by bedroom apart, changed bedding, checked the mattress - pulled the bed away from the wall and checked all cracks and anywhere bugs could be hiding, under the carpet etc I have found NOTHING. When my ankles or elbows start to itch I often pull back the covers to check for anything but there is never anything there - no marks on the sheets either.

I have no idea what this could be. I don't even know if they ARE bites or something else. It's weird how they are almost always in the same places. I don't have any pets. The itching is driving me mad - nothing seems to help except for scratching the ***l out of them and then putting vinegar or alcohol on them so they sting instead of itch if that makes sense?

There are usually about 5 or 6 "bites" on each elbow and it's usually 3 or 4 on my ankles/calves.

I THINK i can see pink ****k marks in the middle of each bite but again i could just be imagining things now..

Anyone got any ideas? My dr doesn't know :(

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