Bed bug a small insect that has the power to make your world go upside down, it is oval in shape and has a reddish brown appearance. They do not have wings but their feet are strong enough to make them a fast commuter. Bed bugs do not because you serious harm but if you are exposed to them for a long period and they bite you severely the same may cause you ill effects.
Bed bug bite appears as a red rash. As the bugs travel in groups and line they bite in the same pattern. Their bite is not painful as the bugs secrete some amount of anesthesia while biting. The bite may only be noticed with its presence. If you have a feeling of itchiness that persists for long and also causes inflammation it is always advised to seek doctor’s advice.
Sometimes the bed bug bite may cause you secondary infection and fever. To avoid any such situation here is a few methods that can be adopted to minimize the adverse effects:
Aloe-Vera gel: Aloe- Vera gel is one lotion that may provide you soothe from the itching and may avoid the bite catching the secondary infection.
Antiseptic cream: Any antiseptic cream may help you stay away from any secondary infection or fever. Apply it twice on the bite for better effects.
Icing: Applying ice on the bitten area is another option to heal the bite effectively. It not only soothes the inflammation but also reduces the swelling if any.
With the help of these steps, you can avoid any secondary infection. However, it is always better to hire a bed bug exterminator and treat your home for bed bugs.