I started itching all over my body a month ago and thought it was the cold weather. But last week, I noticed bed bugs on the sides of my bed and went berserk. What do I do to stop the itching?

There are two really good ways of dealing with this very miserable problem. The first one is to take a baking soda bath. Fill up the bathtub with warm water and add 2 cups of baking soda. Stir it around with your hand until the baking soda dissolves. Soak for at least 30 minutes. This will help draw out toxins from the bits and will help neutralize the itching. It will also help soothe the skin from the bites. The other excellent treatment is an oatmeal bath. Follow the same procedure as for the baking soda bath, except add 1 cup of powdered milk to the bath as well. Again, soak for about 30 minutes. This bath especially has extra benefit of leaving your skin very soft and conditioned. Of course, neither of these treatments will do any good if you do not get rid of the bed bugs! Some natural bed bug repellents are: garlic, pinesol, and onion. Fortunately, if you increase your daily intake of garlic and onion, you do not have to sleep with them. Like most blood sucking insects, bed bugs do not like garlic or onion. If you eat it before bed, it will be obvious to the bedbugs and they will leave you alone.

answered by R P

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