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We’ve all heard the phrase, and we say it to be cute, but in reality, a bed bug bites are no laughing matter. They are in no way dangerous, unless you have a severe allergic reaction to them (which is quite rare) but if you have a bed bugs bite, you can attest to the fact that they are nothing short of annoying!
Sleep tight! Don’t let the bed bugs bite!
It’s important to understand that bed bug bites can be difficult to diagnose. Some doctors even misdiagnose bed bug bites as another skin issue entirely due to the fact that everyone reacts to them differently. Most people find them extremely itchy, and this is a person’s allergic reaction to the chemical that a bed bug bite injects into your skin.
What do bed bug bites look like?
The appearance of bed bug bites will vary.
No one reacts to a bed bug bite the same way. Some people will notice a rash-like appearance that is raised up and itches. These will appear on one particular area of the skin where the bed bug will focus on. However, others experience little red welts all over the body, and some people may just have whitish, pinkish bumps concentrated in a certain area. It varies from person to person, but a big key to understanding whether they are bed bug bites or not is by knowing when they occurred and what activities you were participating in before you got them. This will help you determine whether they are bites from fleas, mosquitos, spiders or other pests that commonly bite human skin. The symptoms of the bite aren’t enough to tell you what made the bite.
Bed bug bites happen at night
Bedbugs feed at night, thus bed bug bites do not show up until you get up in the morning. If you find the bites seem to have appeared while you are sleeping, I would really look into if you have a bedbug infestation. Has anyone had any bites they thought to be bedbugs, but ended up being another insect? Let us know in the comments if you have any experience with bed bug bites.
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