Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites do not look much different than any other bug bite. Bed bug bites are often no more than little red bumps, similar to mosquito bites. One way to tell whether the bit is from a bed bug is the distinct pattern of the bites. Bed bug bites often show up in a group of 3 or 4. You can tell if the bump is a bed bug bite if you know what to look for. A bed bug rash will begin to appear.
Here are a few signs to look for:
- Bites from bed bugs are small welts on the skin that could be flat or raised. The welts can turn red and become itchy. Scratching the bitten areas may also lead to infection.
- Bed bug bites could show up at a later time.
- Bed bug bites will almost always show up in a linear or patch of bites because bed bugs tend to feed at the same location multiple times.
- Welts most likely will turn red and become itchy.
- These welts may multiply after a few nights as the bed bugs will continue to feed night after night.
- Learn about treating bed bug bites.
Bed bug bites – Reactions
Some people have no reaction to bed bug bites, however some have the opposite effect and the bites are noticeable right away due to swelling and itching. At times bed bug bite symptoms can delay for days before actually showing up on the skin. The more a person is bitten the less time welts will take before showing up on the skin. Some bed bug bites will appear raised and will be very itchy. Some may have whitish bumps but certainly will be in a concentrated area of the body. A key to knowing if they are bed bug bites is knowing when the bites happened, where you were and what you were doing. This will help you determine if they are bed bug bites or other types of bites such as spider bites or fleas. There are treatments for bed bug bites.
Bed bug bites – How Long Does the Bite Rash Last?
Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites. A person may react right away to a bite while others it may take a while before any symptoms show up. You may also have an allergic reaction to bed bug bites. In most cases a rash will appear after a few hours of being bit but could appear as late as a couple days to a weeks time. It just depends how your body reacts to the bite.
The rash will usually last for 2 or 3 days and then begin to dissipate. There have been reported cases of bites causing nausea and even shock. Bites may hinder sleep patterns as well. Knowing there could be bed bugs biting you during the night can have a psychological effect. If the rash lasts longer you may be having an allergic reaction and should seek a medical professional. A vast majority of people have received bug bites in bed and bed bug bites are annoying and itchy they are usually harmless and are rarely known to spread disease.
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