The first step in getting rid of bedbugs is to identify them. Bedbugs look like small, red spots on your skin, and you may be able to spot them by looking for a bite mark or a pimple. The only difference between these two things is that a pimple is caused by excess oil that has accumulated in a pore. Because they are both so similar, they are sometimes difficult to differentiate. The bite marks of bedbugs are around 1/5″ to four inches in diameter.
Pimples develop over several days. Whiteheads form over a few days. They eventually burst, leaving a red, swollen lump. Bedbug bites usually appear on your face in the morning, and they remain at the same size for the first week. However, they will begin to fade by the second week. Bedbug bites appear on your face much quicker than acne, and they do not leave red spots in the center like pimples do.
If you have bedbugs, it is important to wash the affected area as soon as possible. This will help to reduce swelling and itchiness. Applying a steroid cream to the area may also help to ease the itch. However, it is important to note that steroid creams and antihistamines can have dangerous side effects when used on young children and babies.