Bed Bug Bites Healing Process

The words “bed bug bites” became a part of my life 2 years ago. In 3 months I was bitten by 15-20 bed bugs, which led to several trips to the ER and countless sleepless nights. I was lucky that my health insurance covered most of the medical expenses and did not have to pay for the blood tests (they cost about $400). After that incident I have learned how to remove and treat bed bug bites with natural remedies that saved me a lot of money.   Bed bugs are a serious nuisance. They make their homes in mattresses and spring out at night to feed on you while you sleep, leaving itchy red bumps on your skin. It’s fair to say that these blood suckers are the scourge of modern society. Many people have experienced bed bug bites and there are hundreds of remedies online which claim that they can help treat the problem. But what can you do when bed bugs bite? And how long does it take for bed bug bites to heal? Bed bug bites are very itchy. The itchiness from bed bug bites is due to a natural response to the saliva injected from bed bugs into the skin. The biting process does not cause any visible wounds on the human skin and are often well hidden. The human skin has a great immune system and it will detect the presence of foreign particles introduced in the body. It is mainly the histamine that is released in the tissues to destroy these foreign particles when you have been bitten or stung by pests such as bed bugs, mosquitoes, etc.

Bed Bug Bites Healing Process

In most cases, the symptoms of a bed bug bite fade in a few days.

In most cases, the symptoms of a bed bug bite fade in a few days. However, if you have severe itching or pain that does not go away on its own within a week, see your doctor for treatment.

The affected area may feel itchy or hot.

You may find that your bite is itchy, hot or painful. The biting area may look red, swollen and have a small blister or pustule in the middle of it. This is because bed bugs inject venom that causes an allergic reaction similar to what you would experience when bitten by a mosquito or other insect. Some people also report feeling stinging pain after being bitten by bed bugs.

The bites will be in various stages of healing depending on how long ago they were inflicted on your body by the bed bug. If left untreated (and no ointment has been applied), they will become more noticeable overnight and appear as raised welts with redness around them after 24 hours’ time has elapsed following being bitten by one of these pests

For some people, bed bug bites heal with no problems.

If you are one of the lucky people who are not bothered by bed bug bites, there’s no reason to do anything about them. You will not get an infection from bed bug bites, nor will you get sick or contract some sort of disease. Most people consider bed bug wounds unsightly and want to rid themselves of them as quickly as possible. If this sounds like you, then keep reading!

Apply calamine lotion to the area.

Calamine lotion can reduce itching and may also help with the swelling. You should apply a thin layer to the affected area and leave it on overnight.

Hydrocortisone cream or an anti-itch cream containing pramoxine (antihistamine) or diphenhydramine (antihistamine) can be used for severe itching. If you are using these creams, make sure you do not use them longer than 2 days unless prescribed by your doctor.

Oral antihistamines like Benadryl® can also be helpful in relieving symptoms associated with bed bug bites. If you are taking oral medications and notice symptoms after exposure, see your primary care physician who will determine whether they were caused by your medication or exposure to bed bugs.

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of humans and other animals while they sleep. They’re most active at night and very hard to find.

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of humans and other animals while they sleep. They’re most active at night and very hard to find.

They are not known to spread disease but can cause discomfort and anxiety. Bed bugs don’t fly or jump, but they can crawl quickly over floors, walls, ceilings and even through cracks as small as 1/8 inch wide.

Most symptoms will resolve fairly quickly, but be smart about how you care for the affected skin.

Most symptoms will resolve fairly quickly, but be smart about how you care for the affected skin. Use an over-the-counter anti-itch cream like calamine lotion, ice packs to reduce swelling and inflammation, and avoid scratching at any sores that may develop. If you have itchy red bumps on your skin after bed bug bites, take an antihistamine such as Benadryl to reduce itching and swelling. Keep the affected skin clean with soap and water—don’t use alcohol or other harsh chemicals which can irritate the skin further.

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Weight 3.5 ounces
Release Date 2015-06-22T00:00:01Z
Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool, Poison Remover - Bug Bites and Bee/Wasp Stings, Natural Insect Bite Relief, Chemical Free - White/Single
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Width 3 Inches
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Puremedy Original Healing Ointment, Homeopathic All Natural First Aid Salve Relieves Symptoms of Wounds, Burns, Cuts, Bug Bites, Bed Sores, Itching, Swelling, Safe for Adults, Kids, 1 oz (Pack of 1)
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Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant, Dry Skin Body Moisturizer, 14 Oz Jar
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Calmoseptine Ointment Tube 4 Ounce (Pack of 2)
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Length 3.2 Inches
Weight 0.02 Pounds
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