Allergic reactions, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and skin infections: these are the devastating results of bed bug bites that my clients have suffered in the past. Personally, I attribute this to lack of knowledge and/or misuse of pesticides. Part of it is lack of knowledge and part to do with being misinformed about what chemicals can or cannot eradicate these insects and their eggs. As many as 1 in 5 people could be allergic to bed bug bites. According to a recent medical study, some individuals are so sensitive to mosquito bites that they can experience anaphylactic reactions, with swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, hives, and even death. The effects of bed bug bites vary from person to person; however many people experienced itchiness and skin irritation that lasted from several hours to several days.When it comes to extermination and treatment of bed bugs allergists in New York state, we have decades of experience fighting a growing number of bed bugs that is impacting many individuals across the country. Our experts can understand the nature of this problem, learn how to resolve it and get you back to a life of normalcy.
Bed Bug Bite Allergic Reaction
Bed bug bites look like reddish welts and can be itchy.
The bites of bed bugs look like small, red welts that can be flat or raised. They may be itchy and/or painful, depending on how many bed bug bites you have at the time. In rare cases, an allergic reaction to a bed bug bite can cause blistering. The size of these blisters is typically about an inch in diameter, though they can be slightly smaller than this or larger (1-2 inches).
In most cases they resemble mosquito bites but unlike mosquitoes or fleas that bite humans only occasionally and randomly when they feed on blood from another animal (such as a dog), bed bugs attack continuously throughout their life stages until you kill them all!
The itchy feeling usually subsides within days of the bite.
You may experience an itchy feeling at the site of the bite. This is not an allergic reaction, but rather a natural response to the saliva that is injected during feeding. The saliva keeps your blood from clotting and helps to keep the bed bug’s meal going smoothly. The itching sensation will typically go away within a few days, but if it continues for longer than that you should see a doctor immediately so they can give you stronger medication to stop any infection from setting in.
A few people have allergic reactions to bed bug bites.
If you develop symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, swelling (especially of the face or lips), difficulty breathing, and/or chest pain; seek medical attention immediately. If you have not had a bed bug infestation before, it is unlikely that your allergic reaction will be serious. However, if you have previously been exposed to bed bugs and developed an allergic reaction to their bites in the past this can make future reactions more severe.
If anyone has a known allergy to insect stings or bites from other insects (such as bees), it’s important for them to inform their doctor about it beforehand so appropriate steps can be taken during any subsequent reactions that may occur.
Some people experience excessive itching that can lead to secondary infections.
The itching associated with bed bug bites can be so intense that it’s often debilitating. Because of this, many people scratch the area until they bleed, causing further damage and inflammation. This is not advisable as you could end up with a secondary infection from the scabs or cuts on your skin.
Here are some tips for avoiding excess itching:
- Be gentle when scratching – Don’t pick at scabs or use hot water to clean the area.
- Keep the area clean – If you have no choice but to scratch, try gently washing it with soap and water first, drying thoroughly before re-applying a protective layer of lotion (avoiding petroleum-based products as they may cause irritation).
- Don’t scratch until it bleeds!
Anyone who develops a fever or a rash after getting bed bug bites should see a doctor immediately.
If you develop a fever or rash after getting bed bug bites, you should see a doctor immediately.
Bed bug bites are often misdiagnosed as spider bites because they look similar. Bed bugs are small and tend to hide in cracks and crevices while they feed—rather than hanging out in webs like spiders do. Bed bugs also feed exclusively on blood—they don’t inject venom into their victims as spiders do. But the symptoms of an allergic reaction can be similar: redness and swelling around the bite area, pain, itching, and more. Anyone who develops any type of skin reaction after being bitten by a bed bug should seek medical attention right away so that their doctor can diagnose what’s going on and treat it appropriately (if necessary).
The treatment for severe bed bug bites depends on the severity of symptoms and whether an infection has developed from them. Mild infections can be treated with antibiotics; more serious ones may require hospitalization to treat secondary complications like pneumonia from inhaling large amounts of bacteria-laden dust at home due to poor indoor air quality caused by dust mites or cockroaches living there too!
People should see a doctor if they have bed bug bites and develop a rash or fever.
If you are experiencing a bed bug bite allergic reaction, you may have to see a doctor. Bed bug bites usually itch for only 2 or 3 days and then go away on their own. If the itching persists after that time frame, or if you develop a fever or rash, it is important to see a doctor right away. Your doctor may prescribe a topical steroid cream to reduce itching and swelling.
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