Bed bug bites usually cause itchy welts on your skin. These creatures feed on human blood at night. Bed bug bites appear in rows of three to five bites which are more common in the face, neck, hands, and arms. The flattened body of the bed bug makes it possible for it to fit into tiny spaces quite easily. They initially exist in mattresses, box springs, headboards, and bed frames. When a bed bug bites you, the first thing to do is to wash the area with water and a mild antiseptic soap. This will prevent further skin infection and itching. You need to see a dermatologist if you develop an allergic skin reaction or a skin infection due to the bite. Here are effective ways to treat bed bug bites.
Ice packs are quite effective in treating bed bug bites. The cold temperature will numb the nerve ends which will help relieve the itching sensation caused by the bite. Baking soda is an anti-inflammatory agent which helps reduce itching, swelling, and the redness associated with the bite. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in three teaspoons of water. Apply the paste on the affected area. Leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with clean water. Apple cider vinegar helps relieve the burning sensation and itching caused due to bed bug bites. Apply undiluted ACV on the affected area. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with clean water.