If you notice any of the following with your bites, it is probably best to see a doctor:
Skin infection (bites ooze pus).
Allergic reaction to the bite.
They may give you a cortisone shot to help with the pain and inflammation, antibiotics to help with the infection and/or a prescription for antihistamine medication that also decreases irritation.
Treating the Bites at Home
If there are no severe reactions or allergic reactions to the bite, try treating the symptoms at home until the bites go away in one to two weeks.
Avoid scratching the bites to prevent the introduction of bacteria.
Wash with soap and water to prevent skin infection.
Apply cooling lotions like calamine lotion or aloe gel to soothe the area.
Apply antihistamine cream to alleviate the itchiness.
Apply corticosteroid cream if antihistamine creams are not strong enough.
Even the perfect treatment regime will be of little use if the bed bugs in your home or business are not eradicated to prevent future bites. Contact our professionals at Superior Pest Solutions and let us help you to truly sleep tight and end the bed bug bites.