Where do bed bugs bite you the most
Where do bed bugs bite you the most?
Ever woken up before to discover small, reddish bumps, painless bumps on the surface of your skin? If you have, a flea, or bed bug might be responsible. Flea aren’t as indiscriminate as bed bugs. If a flea where to feed on your blood, your ankle, hands and maybe face are spots they will most likely attack. It’s an entirely different story for bed bugs – they are ready to move right under your undies to find food. So, that’s how you tell a bed bug bite from flea bite, basically. Additionally, bed bug bite is accompanied by a couple of distinct symptoms. Below are some of them.
- Uncomfortable nights: Bed bugs come out from hiding to feed mostly at nights. For an obvious reason of course – that’s is when they are less likely to be seen and killed. Though their bites are painless, they are seriously discomforting. If you find yourself waking intermittently through the nights due to skin irritation, you are under bed bug attack.
- Itchy spots: To wade off attention, and thus make their victim feel nothing, bed bugs release a pain-inducing chemical as they feed. This is why some people don’t feel a thing till days after the harm has been done. This chemical then reacts with the dermal part of the skin, causing itching and welts.
- Blisters and reddish inflammations: Though rare, bed bug bites can cause blisters and reddish inflammation. Two things can cause this anomaly. First, if too many bugs feeds on the same person, at the same spot, blisters might develop. Second, a victim with weak immune system is at high risk of suffering blisters, too. To the untrained eyes, bed bug induced blisters looks like every common blisters. This is why seek medical treatment on noticing unusual blisters. Self-medication could end in futility.
- Mild burning sensation: Bed bug bite, generally, is discomforting. Slight burning sensation is one of the annoying discomfort their bite causes. Of course, it all depends on the skin of the victim.
What to do after experiencing a bed bug bite
First, avoid scratching the bitten spot no matter how itchy and sore it gets. The reason is simple: the more you scratch, the sorer it gets. Yea, it won’t be easy, but you haven’t got much of a choice. If the temptation to scratch gets overwhelming, consider wrapping cold ice around the bitten area.
Second, apply an anti-itching cream to the affected spot. This will help ease up the incessant itching sensation that if just so difficult to resist scratching. If applying a cream won’t be practical – probably because of allergic reaction to the cream – take antihistamine. Antihistamine is a specially formulated medication which helps minimize the burning and itching sensation caused by insect bite. Ensure you consult with a doctor before taking any anti-itching medication or cream to avoid suffering any allergic reaction afterwards.
In all, taking preventative measures to keep away the bugs is the best thing you can do. Nature Mace Bed Bug Killer can help – it’s effective and safe.