Bed Bug Bite Treatment For Skin

If you have been reaching for the cortisone, acetaminophen and the Benadryl to stop your bed bug bites from itching, you may want to take another approach. If you are scratching at night, do not scratch during the day. Bed bug bites can turn into small wounds if scratched. You should use antihistamine tablets not creams or lotions. Bed bugs are parasites which are parasitic in nature and feed on blood. These can cause a lot of health problems and even death if not treated well. Bed bugs leave itchy red bumps and welts on the skin of the host. These bumps develop into blisters after time. The treatment for Bed bug bite is quite simple by using over-the-counter agents, which contain topical corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone. Do you suffer from bed bug bites? If yes, then you must be wondering how to treat these bites. Bed bug bites are very annoying and itching can be intolerable. Bed bug bites home cures help in relieving the symptoms. They are best for instant relief.

Bed Bug Bite Treatment For Skin

Wash the bite with soap and water.

You can also use soap and water to rinse off a bite. To do so, use plain, cool water, not hot water or alcohol. Use antibacterial soap if you have it. You may want to follow up with an over-the-counter topical itch relief product such as calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream (ask your doctor about the best cream for you).

Use a soft towel to dry the area after washing it with soap and water.

Use an anti-itch cream or other medication.

Also, there are many over-the-counter creams and ointments that can help treat the itching. Some of these medications contain hydrocortisone, an anti-itch medication that reduces inflammation and redness in the skin. Oral antihistamines may also be helpful in reducing itchiness.

If you don’t have any of these medications on hand or if they’re not working for you, talk with your healthcare provider about getting a prescription for something stronger. Some prescription medications used to treat insect bites include:

  • Oral corticosteroids (such as prednisone)
  • Over-the-counter oral antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine)

Take an oral antihistamine.

An antihistamine is a medication that helps to dry up skin and mucous membranes. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, which is released in the body after an allergic reaction. Histamine causes you to itch and swell, so when an antihistamine blocks it, your body stops reacting as though it’s being attacked by a foreign substance—like an insect bite.

If you think this treatment will help your bites, take an oral antihistamine (such as Benadryl) as soon as possible after getting bitten; this can reduce swelling and itching within about 30 minutes. You can continue taking the medicine for up to three days if necessary; but be aware that if you take too much over time or if your symptoms aren’t improving within two days, see a doctor immediately because there may be more serious causes behind them (for example: bacterial infections).

There are side effects associated with using oral antihistamines such as drowsiness (from Benadryl) or dry mouth (from Claritin). If those don’t bother you but still want some relief from bug bites then consider taking eczema creams containing corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone instead since they’re less likely than Benadryl/Claritin type drugs cause these side effects

Apply ice to the bite.

Applying ice to the bite can help reduce swelling and itchiness. It also reduces inflammation of your skin. To reduce swelling, apply an ice cube or cold pack to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time. Do not apply ice directly to your skin; wrap it in a towel or thin cloth first. Repeat as needed until you feel relief from pain and itching, but do not keep applying cold over longer periods because this can cause frostbite!

You can use home remedies, medications and simple steps to treat bed bug bites.

You can use home remedies, medications and simple steps to treat bed bug bites.

  • Use calamine lotion, anti-itch creams or hydrocortisone cream to reduce itching and swelling.
  • Use an oral antihistamine to reduce itching and swelling. Do not put this medication on your skin as it can cause side effects like hives, dry mouth and increased heart rate if applied too close to the bite area. It’s best to take this medicine with food because it may cause nausea when taken on an empty stomach. Read the packaging carefully so that you follow the correct dosage instructions for your age group (there are different dosages for children under 12 years old).
  • Apply ice packs over bed bug bites before going to sleep at night as they help relieve pain caused by bites in addition to reducing swelling during sleep hours when blood flow is slowed down due to relaxation of muscles in our bodies while we rest peacefully at night without any disturbance from pesky critters like these insects who want nothing more than having us scratch ourselves bloody trying desperately  to get rid of them before finally succumbing late one night trying unsuccessfully again …

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Item Dimensions
Height 6.35 Inches
Width 2.43 Inches
Length 1.47 Inches
Weight 3.5 ounces
Release Date 2015-06-22T00:00:01Z
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Item Dimensions
Weight 0.125 Pounds
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Item Dimensions
Weight 0.0220462262 Pounds
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Item Dimensions
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Weight 0.28 Pounds
Release Date 2015-05-28T00:00:01Z
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