SINGS OF BEDBUG BITES AROUND PLYMOUTH
LOOK FOR THESE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A BED BUG BITE:
Raised, red welts
Burning and itching
Bed bug bite rash across localized area
Straight lines of multiple bites
can cause itchyred bumps on the skin
usually occur on exposed areas such as the face, neck, hands or arms
often occur in lines across the skin
may cause a rash or fluid-filled blisters in more severe cases
can become infected with bacteria if scratched – signs of infection include pain, increasing redness and swelling
The bites usually fade in a few days. If they're very itchy, you can buy a mild steroid cream (such as hydrocortisone) or antihistamine tablets to relieve the itch.
See your GP if you develop signs of a skin infection (pain, redness and swelling). You may need antibiotics.
Check out these pictures of bed bug bites the characteristic wheals (temporary raised, red, itchy welts) and clusters associated with the aftermath of a feeding.
REACTIONS TO BITES
When people are bitten, they often do not notice at first. It’s a
possibility that one reason could be that these blood sucking
insects feed late in the night, before the breaking of dawn.
Humans are often in a deep REM sleep during that time. Upon
arising, individuals can find bite marks; however it can take up to
ten days for adverse or allergic reactions to develop.
No two people react to bites in the same way, although some reactions are similar. Because of the saliva that they leave behind, the first reaction is usually severe itching and irritation. This is often followed by a raised appearance on the contacted area. Some people, however, react by having welts and hives all over the body. Still others will have small, pinkish bumps that are concentrated in one area.