The first step in eliminating bedbugs is determining whether they’re present in your home. Bedbugs are often difficult to find, as their symptoms may look like other insect bites or other types of skin disease. If you suspect that you’ve been infested, it is important to visit a doctor who will be able to diagnose the infestation and treat your home accordingly.
The most effective treatment for bedbugs is to wash the affected area with soap and water. This will help reduce the itching and prevent any skin infection. You can also try using ice packs to numb the irritated area. If you don’t feel comfortable using ice packs, you can try applying a natural astringent to the affected area.
When bedbugs bite you, they’ll release histamines. These chemicals are part of your immune system and help your body fight off infections and physical damage. Histamines release by the skin’s mast cells can cause itching. In severe cases, a person may experience fever and blisters.
Bedbug bites can occur anywhere on your body. The most common locations include the back of the neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Initially, you may not feel the itches, but over the next couple of days, the bite marks will begin to become larger and more painful. A reaction to bedbugs may also cause a rash or even anaphylactic shock.