If you have been bitten by a bed bug, but you don’t know how to cure bed bug bites, read our article to find out. Bed bugs are brownish, small insects that live in your house. To be precise, they live in your furniture, like beds, armchairs, closets and other hidden dark places. They are small and can hardly be seen during the day. These insects feed on blood of humans and animals. They are active at night.
A bed bug lives for a year. During that time, it can reproduce very fast. They feed on your blood while you are sleeping, so you won’t even know where the marks on your skin come from. When the marks start to get itchy, you will notice them and start wondering what it is and how to get rid of it. Most people believe that they have some kind of allergy and they usually do nothing about it. Bed bug bites usually disappear after two or three weeks. What can you do in the meantime?
How to Treat Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites can be treated with medications, creams, natural remedies, and good hygiene. When we say “good hygiene”, we mean that your home must be clean at all times. Regular vacuuming is very important! Your furniture must be kept clean and vacuumed every day. This is what you can do to prevent bed bugs spreading. You can call professionals to clean your furniture and carpets.
Now, you skin marks can be treated with creams, antiseptic lotions and ointments. These products will be helpful in reducing skin inflammation and itching. The most important thing is not to scratch your skin. If your kid has been bitten, you must explain that it is important not to scratch the marks because scratching will only make it worse. Before you start using any skin product, you must consult your dermatologist about it. Your kid may have very sensitive skin and your dermatologist will give him/her the right cream.
You can also use sprays that contain lavender. These can be helpful in reducing skin inflammation. Your dermatologist can give you some lotions or creams to use before you go to bed. That will keep you safe during the night.
Your house must be kept clean! Your furniture and other household items must be regularly vacuumed. You can use some chemicals designed to kill bed bugs, but you must be well informed about these products, especially if you have children or pets.