For remedies, Dr. Bishop suggests trying peppermint oil: "It works by two mechanisms—the peppermint oil is a vasoconstrictor (blood vessel constrictor), which lessens the pain and irritation
Learning to identify a bug bite by how it looks and feels will help you know whether to treat the bug bite at home or seek immediate medical care. If you have known allergies to bug bites, talk
Toothpaste is another effective remedy for bed bug bites. It contains cooling menthol that helps reduce the itching and burning sensations. Make sure you use white toothpaste, not a gel version, for this purpose. Dab a little white toothpaste on the affected area.
The bites sometimes appear in a straight line. Other symptoms of bed bug bites include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from profuse scratching of the bites. Bed bug bites don't necessarily blister, but they do in some cases. Bed bug blisters may take a few days to appear after being bitten. Tips for bed bugs
To relieve symptoms, it may help to: Apply anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to bites. Take an oral antihistamine to reduce itching and burning. Use an over-the-counter pain reliever to relieve swelling and pain.
How to treat: Wash the bite with soap and water. Then apply ice for about 15 minutes at a time, several times a day. Then apply ice for about 15 minutes at a time, several times a day.