Bed Bug Rashes

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 23, 2013)


Have you ever noticed how often you can see a story on the news, or some other television show, about bed bugs infestations and the problems that they can cause? For some strange reason it seems to be getting more and more common as time goes by. Well, if that is the case, then it only makes sense hat you will want to learn all you can about the symptoms of bed bugs, treating bed bug rashes, and if at all possible, how to prevent them from even becoming a problem in the first place.

  • Symptoms. Typically the first time that anyone notices that they may have a bed bug problem is when they get bit. Since bed bugs are such small critters, these bites don't always show up right away though. Often times they will appear over the course of a couple of days. Once they do appear they usually look like red welts or even swollen areas at first. Over time (the course of a day or two) these bites can then change into what looks like a rash. These rashes will usually be extremely itchy, have a burning sensation, and even form small bumps.
  • Treating bed bug rashes. Unfortunately, if you do get a bed bug rash it won't go away very easily. Usually the best way is to simply let time take its toll and they will go away on their own. That being said, you will want to avoid scratching as much as possible, since that can make the rashes worse, and actually make the rash itch even more. Worst of all, if you scratch too much you can actually damage your skin more, and cause a secondary infection. One thing that you can do is use a products such as calamine lotion, topical steroids, and other products that have antihistamines to help prevent the overpowering urge to scratch.
  • Prevent it from happening in the first place. The best way to keep this from ever becoming a problem at all is by preventing an infestation from getting into your house at all. While it can be difficult to see bed bugs until it is too late, avoid using any type of old or ratty looking upholstered items without them being properly cleaned. In addition, the minute that you think you may have some bed bugs, call a professional exterminator to remove them. It may seem expensive, but in the long run it will be a huge help.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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What is 6 + 5?

2013-09-04 00:30:42

jim hicks

is prevention possible by using a cover
for bos springs, mattress and pillows; a regular vacuum schedule and a change of bed sheets etc. ??

perhaps 'Tips' may a source for answeres
to this before including these options
in these paqges.
love all - jim