Bed Bug Bite Symptoms

In most cases bed bug bite symptoms do not pose a major medical risk to your health. Proteins in their saliva causes itchiness and pain to people with an allergic tendency to insect bites. 

As activity is not seasonal, these insects can mysteriously enter your bedroom at any time to feed from your blood. For most of us bites appear as small red raised bumps. Not always do humans experience bed bug bites symptoms in this common fashion.

In some cases affected areas swell and can only be identified as insect welts when accumulated fluid reduces. Other's may experience irritation as blisters or bumps that range from mild (itchiness) to severe. (infection and inflammation)

Medical treatment for bedbug bite symptoms are usually not needed.

However, some sufferers seek specialist attention (GP) when several bite patches are present. You can temporary scare them away with a rated repeller. Also see interesting facts about bedbug bites.

Dangerous Bed Bug Bite Symptoms

ANAPHYLEXIS is dangerous but a very uncommon and rare symptom of bed bug bites. I have come across people
badly bitten but never heard of someone whom suffered
from this severe allergic reaction.

Commonly it's triggered by food, medications and stings. Familiarise yourself with these symptoms and if it sounds
like you, see your doctor immediately.

It can affect the systems of the body including airways,
breathing and blood circulation.

  • breathing difficulties
  • dizziness
  • swelling of certain body parts such as feet - hands - lips

Other diagnosis not so alarming is anxiety and sleeplessness. The best way to treat all symptoms these blood-thieves caused is to get rid of them.


Do Not Scratch


Infection is secondary, it's not caused by pathogens inside a bed bugs body. Meaning that organisms may entering your wounds at a later time and it's therefore important that you don't scratch. When infected, our bodies naturally react and inflame the injuries. (merely as an protection)

Severe scratching can scarred your skin permanently. It's best to clean your wounds frequently by washing it with soapy water. You can also apply a disinfectant if your wound is opening from scratching.

Here is great advice to help you ease the itch. All you need is toothpaste. Rub some directly to the hives and allow it to dry. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. On average you should see your lumps fade after about four days.


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