Bedbug bites typically cause a rash that begins as a small bump and develops into a more severe one a couple of weeks later. These rashes may be mild or extremely painful, depending on the severity. They can be particularly uncomfortable for children, particularly those with eczema or broken skin.
The rash caused by bedbug bites may appear as red, itchy welts. They look like small raised spots on the skin and are usually accompanied by a central punctum. In more severe cases, these rashes may develop into hives. The rashes may persist for several days and may even develop into secondary infections that require medical attention.
It’s important to note that the rash may be difficult to distinguish from the rash caused by other insect bites. Bed bug bites may appear similar to those caused by mosquitoes, chiggers, or fleas. Because the rash is so similar to those of other insect bites, it can be difficult to distinguish the bed bug from an allergic reaction.
While it’s rare to experience an allergic reaction from bedbug bites, some people may experience itchy red welts or rashes. These bites may also bleed, leaving blood stains on sheets and other fabrics. Bedbug bites are not dangerous, but you should consult your doctor for medical advice.