So you’ve been bitten by some pesky bed bugs and you ask yourself what bed bug bite treatment will work for you.
Firstly, the only good thing about bed bug bites is that they are not known to transmit diseases when they feed on your blood. They can however leave a nasty allergic reaction on the skin. Bite marks can become evident by small swelling and reddish spots with a slight burning and itching sensation. These bite marks can become more inflamed and irritated when continually scratched, which is strongly recommended to avoid.
Lack of sleep is also known to inhibit people who have had previous problems with bed bugs, as the concern of further bites plagues their sleeping patterns. In rare cases some people may be highly allergic to bed bug bites. This may result in an increase in the above symptoms and an anaphylactic response.
People may not be aware that they have bed bug bites as the symptoms can be confused with skin rashes caused by other insects such as fleas, mosquitoes and ants. Bed bug bites can be distinguishable by multiple bumps or bite marks in a close proximity as a single bed bug feeds continuously in a small area on the skin.
Effective Bed Bug Bites Treatment
Your body’s natural healing is usually sufficient enough as a bed bug bites treatment. However simple remedies can speed up the process and make it less annoying and painful. Anti-itch creams, calamine lotion and anaesthetic creams can be applied to the problem areas to reduce the burning sensation and urge to scratch. Ice packs can also reduce swelling and numb the area removing the need to scratch. If your bed bug bites have not cleared up in 1 to 2 weeks or if you have further concerns about your bed bug bites see your doctor. If bites have become infected you may need to be prescribe antibiotics.
As with all insect bites the best treatment is prevention. If you’ve failed to prevent, the next worst thing to do is aggravate the bite… so do not scratch, you will make it worse.
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