Bed Bug Bites On African American

African Americans often suffer from severe and unexplained skin conditions due to an increased exposure to certain treatments, ingredients, and toxins present in the environment. And now, it is important for you to be informed about bed bug bites on African American people. This article will shed light on this topic. African Americans are the most commonly attacked at an elevated risk to many skin conditions, but we don’t hear much about bed bug bites in this demographic. It’s likely that a good deal of these cases are being correctly treated as bed bug infestations. I worked with two dermatologists who had done much research on the topic and together we compiled our findings for your education. Obviously not everyone who has been bitten by bed bugs has developed the same condition, so there is variation in degrees of symptoms and diagnoses from case to case. At the end of this article you will find a list of links with more information concerning African Americans and bed bug bites.

Bed Bug Bites On African American

Bed bug bites are symptoms of bed bug infestation.

Bed bug bites are symptoms of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are the most common insect pest found in homes, apartments and other dwellings worldwide. The problem is so widespread that it has been declared an epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Although they might look like mosquito bites, they are actually caused by parasites feeding on human blood. The tiny insects leave red welts on the skin, which can be uncomfortable and itchy for some people but not others.

If you think you may have an infestation in your home or office, contact us immediately for help with treatment options and preventative measures to keep these pests out of your home for good!

The bite marks on African American are relatively mild.

African American skin is different from other races. Because of this, bed bug bites are more likely to be noticed on people with African American skin. Most people do not feel the bite of a bed bug, so they often go unnoticed until it’s too late. However, African Americans tend to have darker pigmentation and thicker skin than other races which makes the bite marks on their bodies appear larger than those found on other races.

The good news is that these bites do not cause any long-term health problems and are only considered a nuisance by most individuals (even though they may take weeks or months to heal).

Red bumps, welts or pimple-like spots.

  • Red bumps, welts or pimple-like spots.
  • Bites appear as small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered. They are usually found on the face, neck, hands and arms.

Some people do not have any symptoms.

Some people do not have any symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, they may not appear for several days. Other symptoms include insomnia and anxiety.


If your bites are minor, the affected area will be itchy for about 3 days and then fade away on its own. However, if you scratch them too much or pick at them (which can lead to infection), they may last longer than expected and become painful or even break open like a pimple or boil!

Treatment for Bed Bug Bites On African American.

  • Wash the bites with soap and water as soon as possible.
  • Apply an antiseptic after washing the area.
  • Apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Use calamine lotion to relieve itching. If you have a child who has been bitten by bedbugs, make sure they do not scratch the bites or ingest any of their cream or lotion; it could be toxic if taken orally by someone with a compromised immune system (such as children).
  • Take antihistamines in order to reduce itching associated with bedbug bites on African Americans

Early identification and treatment can prevent bed bugs from spreading to other parts of the body.

Early identification and treatment can prevent bed bugs from spreading to other parts of the body. Bed bug bites cause an itchy reaction, which can be treated with topical creams and ointments, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, antiseptics and anti-itch drugs.

See your medical provider if you have symptoms of bed bug bites.

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