What Causes Bed Bugs? Bed bugs aren't caused by dirt and filth and they're not a holdover from some deadly plaque from years ago. They exist solely because of us—and they're out for blood.
Although some people will say a bed bug bite hurts somewhat—though not as intensely as the sting of a bee, for example—most complaints are due to the itching the bites cause, says Gibb. And
Even though bed bug bites cause itchiness and irritation to the skin similar to flea, spider and mosquito bites, there are a few differences. The bites of bed bugs usually appear as small, red welts and tend to show up in groups or in a line formation on the hands, feet, neck and other exposed body parts during sleep.
Bedbugs Pictures: Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Is Follow-Up Needed for Bedbug Bites? Follow-up with a health care professional may be necessary after a systemic allergic reaction or to monitor an individual's progress if he or she has developed a secondary bacterial skin infection.
I took the cream and put it on my neck, the itching went away, but the bites still were there. The next day I wake up and I have another bite on my upper right arm, and a bite on my right thumb. That night I talked to a resident staying there, and she said you have bed bug bites. I was so disgusted and scared.
Summer bites, explained. These insect bite symptoms can be treated easily with anti-itch creams and over-the-counter antihistamines. Occasionally, bites can cause allergic reactions that lead to severe swelling and shortness of breath; if that happens to you this season, you need to be seen by a doctor.