Bed Bugs Bite Treatment

bed bugs bites picturesThe itchy red spots associated with bed bug bites usually disappear on their own within a week or two. You might speed your recovery by using the following common bed bug bites treatment:

  • A skin cream containing hydrocortisone
  • An oral antihistamine, including diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • In case you create a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic.

At the time that your symptoms are treated, you should also tackle the infestation. This may be difficult because bed bugs hide so well and may live for months without eating. Your best bet may be to hire a professional exterminator, who may make use of a mix of pesticides and non-chemical treatments.