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How to Treat Bed Bug Bites and The Itchiness it Causes

Bed bug infestation and bites definitely are a concern that needs to be fixed immediately as they indicate poor public health. However, it definitely isn’t a serious or a dangerous situation. Read on to find out how to handle the situation.

What are bed bugs?

They are an external parasite of humans, nocturnal and it feeds on human blood. They suck our blood using a tube-shaped organ they possess called proboscis. These do not cause any serious medical complications.

How dangerous are bed bugs?

They are not known to cause any disease or conditions in humans. Also, they are not known to spread any diseases or carry any disease-causing pathogens from one human to another. Hence, all there is left to treat is the bite itself and the rashes and the itchiness the bite causes.

Common signs of bed bug bites

The bed bug bites are either linear or in a zigzag pattern. However, the bites are usually close and limited to a particular area and close to each other. The bites usually are red swollen bumps that irritate the skin and may cause a nagging itchiness, mild inflammation and redness. It may also give a slight burning sensation.

Treating the bites

The treatment begins from cleaning the rashes and bites with a mild antiseptic soap and application of ointments that relieve itchiness, redness and inflammation. Mild antiseptic may be recommended too. To treat the itchiness, you can try a corticosteroid cream or any other mind cream with antiallergic properties from a local medical store.

Generally, the rash and the allergies developed by a bed bug bite doesn’t require any treatment. They cure themselves within a week or maximum by two weeks. As mentioned earlier, these bites are not serious except in very rare cases that may cause more serious allergic reactions and fever.

In such cases please seek professional medical advice and help.

The symptoms that may require immediate medical consultation and medical advice are –

  • Serious prolonged inflammation and or blisters
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Fever and feeling like flu
  • Swollen tongue
  • Breathing difficulties and or irregular heartbeat

Though the bed bug is never a serious issue, it’s best to eradicate them if you ever spot or suspect an infestation. Go ahead and get in touch with, the leading pest control service in Canada. Once they pitch in, all you have to do is, feel relieved.

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