Antihistamines are particularly helpful if the bites are very itchy and you’re unable to sleep, explains the health site.
How to treat your home
As Mayo Clinic points out, once your symptoms are treated, you must tackle the underlying infestation.
“This can be difficult because bed bugs hide so well and can live several months without eating,” explains the health body.
To ensure you have eradicated an infestation, it is best to hire a professional exterminator, who may use a combination of pesticides and non-chemical treatments, advises the health site.