Bed bug bites are itchy, painful, and unpleasant. Some people don’t react at all, while others develop itchy, welt-like bumps that can last for weeks. Unlike mosquito bites, bed bug bites usually don’t appear in clusters of three, and they occur singly or in clumps. The most common locations of these bites are on the chest or back, hands, feet, and face.
Bed bug bites are a potential health hazard, and some people may develop an allergic reaction to them. In severe cases, hypersensitivity may lead to anaphylactic shock, which can be life threatening. People with compromised immune systems or those who scratch their bites are at higher risk of developing an infection.
In addition to the physical discomfort caused by bed bug bites, these bugs may lead to psychological distress. Bedbug bites can cause paranoia, anger, and frustration among victims. These feelings can lead to other conditions such as depression and anxiety. If these symptoms occur, seek medical advice.
A study conducted by the University of Kentucky confirms that many people have no response to bed bug bites. It is the largest study of its kind to date, and the results are important for prevention and management of bed bug infestations.