Bed Bug Bite Treatment: Best Medicine to Use

Bed bugs may be tiny, but they are often a huge problem for many. These small pests infest your home, particularly where you sleep. While you sleep, they feed on your blood by biting you. Unfortunately, the bites are bothersome and itchy. If you have bed bug bites, you need to know the best way to treat them using medications. You can treat bites, but you need to call bed bug control to prevent any further bites and discomfort.

Corticosteroid Creams

You can find corticosteroid creams, or hydrocortisone creams, over-the-counter or from your physician. Make sure you apply the cream to any area of your body where you have bed bug bites. The cream helps to alleviate swelling and itchiness associated with the bites. It is best to relieve itching so you do not scratch and further aggravate your skin.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are also recommended. You can purchase antihistamines in pill or liquid form, such as Benadryl. You can acquire antihistamines over-the-counter from a supermarket or local drugstore. You can also ask your doctor for a prescription for an antihistamine. In fact, if you combine an antihistamine with a corticosteroid cream, you will get better results.

Antibiotics

Sometimes a bed bug bite may lead to an infection, particularly if you scratch at the bites. Scratching irritates the skin and allows infections to under your body. Talk to your doctor about prescribing you with antibiotics for your bites. Sometimes people have an allergic reaction to bed bug bites. If that is the case, an antibiotic can help you fight off the infection.

Dermatology Products

If you have a lot of bites or even severe discomfort or a severe reaction, visit a dermatologist. A dermatologist can provide you with dermatology products to help clear up the bites. Dermatology treatments are best used by people with several bites, infections from the bites, blisters caused by the bites, or an allergic reaction from the bites.

Soap and Water

Ask your doctor about medicated soaps used to clean your skin and relieve itching associated with bed bug bites. Use a combination of medicated soaps and warm to hot water to wash your skin thoroughly. You will need to make sure your skin is clean to prevent the risk of infection that bed bug bites may sometimes cause.

Remember, if you have a bed bug infestation, contact a professional pest control company. Call the Exterminators: 647-496-2211 to get bed bugs out of your home. We also feature a variety of bed bug related products such as mattress covers and bed bug monitors.