Home Remedies for Bed Bug Bites

HOME REMEDIES FOR BED BUG BITES

Insect bites of any kind are never welcome. If you have been bitten during the night, take the steps to identify the bug that bit you so that you can properly treat the bite and can take the necessary steps to get rid of the infestation all together.  To find out if you have a bed bug problem, read this blog.  Read ahead for tips on identifying and treating bed bug bites. 

IDENTIFY THE BITE

Bed bug bites are initially painless, as the bugs use a small amount of anesthesia to mask the feeling of the bite.  However, the anesthesia will wear off, and the skin may become irritated due to the salivary fluid injected by the insect.  This can cause a small, hard, swollen welt to form at the site of the bite. The welt that is formed is then characterized by intense itching until it heals.

The bites are red and are usually found grouped together, or in a line.  Unlike some other insects, bed bugs do not have a specific area of the body that they go to; they will feed wherever there is exposed skin.  

Thankfully, bed bugs do not carry disease, and their bites are not known to cause any significant health problems.  The bites will heal on their own, but steps can be taken to reduce itchiness and to speed the healing process along.

TREAT THE BITE

Dr. Killigan's home remedies for bed bug bitesIf you have bed bug bites, follow these home remedy steps:

  1. Wash the area of the bites with soap and water.  This reduces the chances of the bites getting infected, and it will also help to reduce the itchiness
  2. Apply corticosteroid cream to the bites to stop the itchiness. You can pick this cream up at a drugstore.
  3. Use essential oils and coconut oil for a more natural approach.  Lavender essential oil can soothe and heal the bites, and Frankincense essential oil can soothe itchy skin.  Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties which make it not just soothing, but good for preventing infections.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, an allergic reaction, or have developed a skin infection, you should seek medical attention from a dermatologist.

TAKE CARE OF THE MAIN PROBLEM

While bed bug bites usually heal within a couple of weeks, you will get more bites if steps are not taken to eradicate the bed bugs themselves.  Click here to learn how to get rid of bed bugs, and be sure to use Dr. Killigan’s Rest In Peace Spray to take care of the problem in a quick, effective, and non-toxic way.

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