There are a few common symptoms of bedbug infestations, such as itching and inflammation. Most of these symptoms are similar to those of other insect bites and skin conditions. It is important to seek medical care if you suspect that you have bedbugs. Symptoms of bedbugs may range from mild to severe.
The first step in treating the symptoms of bedbugs is to wash the affected area with soap and water. In addition, a cold compress can provide additional relief. A topical steroid cream or an oral antihistamine may also be used for itch relief. However, topical steroid creams and antihistamines are not recommended for babies or young children. To control the itching caused by bedbugs, parents may apply a bandage to the affected area.
In addition to removing infested mattresses, it is also important to wash clothes and other items that have been exposed to bedbugs. If you have worn clothing from a bedbug-infested area, you should wash it in hot water as soon as you return home. If it is not possible to wash the item right away, you should store it in a sealed plastic bag until you can wash it.
In addition to washing the infected area with soap and water, you can also use antihistamines to relieve the itching and prevent the infection of the skin. However, these treatments are not enough to eradicate the bedbug infestation. A professional exterminator is recommended for complete eradication.