by Dylan Bowen April 07, 2022 2 min read
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on your blood whilst you are sleeping. They bite from a bed bug can cause some health impacts.
Bed bugs do not have a direct impact on making people sick. In majority of cases the person who has become sick after a bed bug bit would have already been suffering with some underlying health reason such as allergies, blood loss and infection.
Although, bed bug bits aren’t the direct cause on people becoming sick it doesn’t mean that it can’t have a negative impact on your health. There are many medical studies that have supported many of the side effects and associated illnesses that you may encounter when dealing with bed bugs.
Bed bugs are known to affect your health in ways that can become serious. Here is a list of the threats that bed show bed bugs are present:
As bed bug bites aren’t usually dangerous on their own, you can in most cases treat them with over-the-counter medicines. Some examples of treatments include calamine lotion, hydrocortisone cream, pramoxine ointment, or an antihistamine containing diphenhydramine, cetirizine, loratadine, or fexodenadine can all make a difference. There are some people who think home remedies work even better such as applying lemon juice, baking soda, tea bags, or toothpaste to the bed bug bite.
There are occasions where you should seek medical attention from a professional when dealing with bed bug bites. If you are experiencing a skin infection or having severe allergic reactions, you should absolutely make an appointment with your doctor. In addition, a doctor might be able to prescribe you with extremely effective treatments such as topical corticosteroids.
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