NJ Bed Bug Specialist Shares Remedies to Treat Bites

NJ Bed Bug Treatment of Bites

How to Cope with Bites from a NJ Bed Bug

The very first thing that you should understand about NJ bed bug bites is that they are not serious, but they can be annoying. These are superficial wounds that may cause an alarming welt or discoloration to the skin, but they often go away by themselves. Just like anything else, some people react more severely than others. One of the biggest complaints is that they are extremely itchy. Because of this reason, they are initially confused with flea bites.

 

5 Home Remedies to Relieve Bed Bug Bites:

 

  1. Topical Itch Ointment

This is an over the counter ointment or lotion that comes in a bottle or small tube. The active ingredient targets the itching specifically.  After applying directly to the areas that are the most bothersome, you should feel relief. The areas will heal much faster when you leave them alone, so stopping the itch is generally the first place to start.

  1. Use Oral Antihistamine

Oral tablets can be purchased at any local drug store. Brands such as Benadryl are often found to be very helpful with holding back symptoms. The welts and tenderness surrounding the bite is often linked to a direct allergic reaction. Using an antihistamine will alleviate the itch as well as reduce the swelling and red inflammation. The pattern of the bites may cause tremendous embarrassment. These antihistamines may diminish the visibility and reduce anxiety about how it looks to others.

  1. Treating with Hydro-Cortisone

As a NJ bed Bug Specialist, we regularly see residents more concerned about the bites on their bodies versus treating the infestation. This is a mistake and the complete opposite of what you should be doing. Although the bites may be troublesome, they are NOT hazardous, contagious or infectious. Similarly to the welts cause from a mosquito, many find that basic hydrocortisone cream delivers relief.

  1. Apply Warmth 

Applying a warm compress with a lightly damp cloth can soothe the area and reduce inflammation. Be careful not to scold or burn yourself. Before you apply, make sure that the compress is warm, but not too hot by testing on your wrist. Simply run a washcloth under hot water, wring it out and apply to the areas that bother you the most. The warmth may bring instant relief.

  1. Seek Medical Treatment

We always encourage all of our clients to refer to their medical professional for a thorough evaluation. In some cases the doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics as a precaution. Scratching any open wound can be enough to open the door to bacterial infections.

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