Bed Bug Bite Treatment

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are little pests often found in bed, chairs, carpets and other furniture. The main reason of their production is uncleanliness and unhygienic conditions in a home. People often come to know of their existence once they get a beg bug bite. Usually these bites are never a single bite but a bunch of bites.

Beg bugs mostly feed on human blood. Due to this reason they try to hide in furniture, especially in bed and most feed between 3AM to 6 AM. Here we will provide you some easy Bed Bug Bite Treatment.

Bed Bug Bite

Bed Bug bites are usually red and itchy. Mostly bed bug bites are found in a row unlike the mosquito bites. They usually bite on arm, shoulders and neck.
Beg Bug bite is not taken as a serious thing as they disappear after a few week except in some cases where they cause some allergic reactions.

Bed Bug Bite Treatment

  • Usually bed bug bite don't need any special treatment. But you can use antihistamine pill or cream such asdiphenhydramine (Benadryl). Never scratch the bite mark as it can cause bacterial infection.
  • Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply it on bed bug bites and leave it there for at least 2 hours and then wash it off with warm water.
  • In some rare cases bed bug bite can cause allergic reactions, so if you think that you are feeling it much more itchy then contact a doctor.
  • If a secondary bacterial infection occurs in the bed bug bitten skin then doctors might prescribe some anti-bacterial ointment or some oral antibiotic. 
  • Corticosteroid creams (hydrocortisone) can also help some people.

Some Unknown facts about Bed Bugs 

  • These nasty bugs can survive upto an year without eating or feed anything.
  • Bed Bugs can reproduce three generations in an year.
  • Bed Bugs can suck human blood upto seven times of their own weight.
  • Beg Bugs try to avoid sucking the blood of smokers and drinkers (they know whats better).
  • Beg bugs move so fast that they can go from one end of a bed to another within five seconds.
  • Bed Bugs usually feed between 3AM to 6AM.
  • A room or bed infected with Bed Bugs usually smell like a mixture of raspberries and almonds.

Best Hiding places of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs show some intelligent behavior and try to hide near the sleeping places of humans. They usually hide at following places in your home.

  • Under the mattress
  • In cracks of furniture
  • Under the carpet
  • On edges of curtains
  • Behind the wallpapers

Apart from these places there are some more places outside your home where bed bugs exist. These places are
  • movie theaters
  • office buildings
  • laundries
  • shelters
  • transportation vehicles

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