Table of Contents
- Bedbug facts
- What are bedbugs? What do bedbugs look like?
- Where are bedbugs found?
- What about bedbugs in hotels?
- How are bedbugs spread?
- What are the symptoms and signs of bedbug bites?
- What is the treatment for bedbug bites?
- What are home remedies for bedbug bites?
- What is the prognosis for bedbug bites?
- How do I detect a bedbug infestation in my home or in a hotel?
- How do I get rid of bedbugs in the home?
- What about prevention of bedbug bites?
Quick GuideBed Bug Bites: Fighting Back Against Bedbugs
What is the treatment for bedbug bites?
Typically, no treatment is required for bedbug bites. If itching is severe or if an allergic reaction to the bites occurs, topical steroid creams or oral antihistamines may be used for symptom relief. Secondary bacterial infections that develop over heavily scratched areas may require antibiotics.
What are home remedies for bedbug bites?
Home remedies for bedbug bites include anything that relieves itching, such as cool compresses, oatmeal baths, or a paste made of baking soda and water. Home remedies can also include over-the-counter medications to combat itching, such as antihistamines.
What is the prognosis for bedbug bites?
The majority of bedbug bites are not serious and heal completely. The only known serious consequences are severe allergic reactions, which have been reported in some people after bedbug bites. Continue Reading
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