Home Health Bed bugs: The three warnings signs you may be facing a bed...

Bed bugs: The three warnings signs you may be facing a bed bug problem in your home

How can I treat bed bug bites?

Bedbug bites usually clear up on their own in a week or so but there are things you can do to alleviate them.

The NHS recommends: Things you can do include:

·        Putting something cool, like a clean, damp cloth, on the affected area to help with the itching and any swelling

·        Keeping the affected area clean

·        Not scratching the bites to avoid getting an infection

You can also ask a pharmacist about using a mild steroid cream like hydrocortisone cream to ease bed bug bites, says the health body.

If the bites are still very painful, swollen or itchy, or the redness around the bites is spreading after trying treatments from a pharmacist, you should see a GP, warns the health site.

“You may have an infection and need treatment with antibiotics,” it adds.

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