Suggest Some Remedies To Reduce Itchiness From Bites Caused By Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are one of the most common problems and their bites can cause a significant amount of irritation as well as cause discomfort throughout your day, when affected. Bed bugs are primarily parasites that feed off the blood of other living beings and are slimy creatures that infect every part of the bedroom. However, they are mainly found within the fillings of our mattresses, carpets and linen. Bed bugs are known to come out of their hiding places in the night, when their host is asleep and get their fill of blood from the host and retreat to their hiding places before dawn. The most common bed bugs are no larger than a flea and have a red to red brown color. While some people may suggest simply moving from your bed to your couch is an effective way of getting rid of the problem, the bed bugs will simply follow you to the furniture - causing the problem to exist in a wider area of your home. One of the most common questions that people have is, 'how did the bed bugs get into my house?' bed bugs gain admission into houses through a number of ways, most commonly as stowaways in luggage furniture and bedding when moving into a new home. Being bitten by a bed bug will prompt the development of a raised red bump or welt that is accompanied by some very intense itching.

Some of the best home remedies for bed bug bites is to simply apply some kind of topical cream over the bite areas to help relieve the intense itching that is likely to be present. Scratching these areas is likely to spread the infection and, as a result, avoiding any kind of scratching is one of the most important parts of bed bug bite treatment. Any prescribed antihistamines are also likely to help substantially in relieving any allergic reactions. Bed bug bites heal fast and therefore home remedies for bed bug bites would not really be of much importance.

There are a number of steps one would need to take to put a stop to bed bug infestations in their home. For instance, it important to ensure that all your linen is washed in very hot water as the boiling point of these bugs is reasonably high. For linen items that cannot be washed or dried, one can always wrap them in a plastic bag and place them outdoors in a very hot and sunny location for a period of about 24 hours. The primary aim of this exercise is to ensure that the internal temperature reaches at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

answered by G M

Apply a paste of baking soda and water. This works great with most bites.

Also our article on insect bites will help you out.

answered by P P

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