Step 1: What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Step 2: Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous?
Despite what you may have heard, bed bugs do not transmit MRSA either. There have been reports of MRSA infections associated with these insect bites. These reports arise due to people not knowing how to treat a bed bug bite properly. Reports of this nature arise from individuals who already have MRSA on their skin (but do not know it). When they itch and scrape the bite marks, it gives the MRSA a gateway into the body.
That gives us a good idea of how dangerous it is if you don't know how to treat bed bug bites properly. This is not a problem that you can just ignore. Doctors say that long term exposure to bites can cause sleeplessness, nervousness and frequent agitation. Also, as we discussed with the MRSA, secondary infections are always a concern. Signs of a secondary reaction include warmth, fever, excessive swelling, anemia or anaphylactic reactions. Some of these are rare but if you develop any of them, you should contact your physician immediately. You doctor will know how to safely treat each of these symptoms.
Step 3: Bed Bug Bite Treatment
2: Soothe the bites and relieve itching with any of these home remedies:
- Ice or an Ice Pack
- Hot Wash Cloth
- Coconut oil
- Lavender Oil
- Fresh Garlic
- Red Pepper
- Lemon Juice
- Witch Hazel
- Rubbing Alcohol
3: Further Treatment and Sanitation:
- Make a solution of alka-seltzer and and dab the wounds with a cotton ball Warm bath with baking soda
- Mix cornstarch and water into a thick paste and apply it to the wounds. This will rid the affected areas of toxins.
- Apply Aloe Vera gel (for antibiotic properties)
4: Treating Bed Bug Bites With Over The Counter Products:
If you are experiencing severe itching, use a topical steroid cream or an oral antihistamine. We want to avoid itching at all costs.
- Cortisone cream
- calamine lotion
To relieve swelling:
- Topical anesthetics
Treatment of Allergic Reactions