It can sometimes take a few days for symptoms of bed bug bites to develop. Bedbug bites often become noticeably red and swollen. Multiple bites may appear in a line or cluster in a small area of
Dr. Ava Shamban (guest on The Doctors Show) gives tips and tricks to treat bug bites.
Aside from being extremely itchy, an infestation in your mattress will keep you up at night and cause you to miss out on valuable sleep. Bedbug bites are small, red bumps that look similar to
Bed bug bites usually cause itchy welts. These welts usually appear in a zigzag pattern as show in the photo above. You'll seldom see bed bugs, so many people mistakenly believe that mosquitos, fleas, or spiders bit them. Sometimes people mistake bed bug bites for a common skin condition such as an itchy rash, hives, or chickenpox.
Symptoms of bed bug bites may take many days to appear. Flea bites can cause itching almost instantly and they appear in clusters. Bed bug bites are often found in rows and not in groups. Both can trigger allergic reaction in your body causing swelling and rashes.
When bed bug bites itch you to the point of driving you crazy, apple Cider Vinegar might come in as a useful trick. It has anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties which help in relieving the bite. Apply raw apple cider vinegar on your skin, using a cotton ball. Leave for a couple of minutes, then wash it off with water.