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There's nothing worse than waking up in the morning and realizing you're covered in bug bites. Bed bug bites are relatively harmless, but they can be irritating and itchy, and leave unsightly marks. The moment you realize you have bed bugs, you need to call experts in treating bed bugs in Middleburg, FL. But in the meantime, here are some things you can do to alleviate your symptoms.
The first thing you'll want to do is wash the area with soap and water. After lathering up with the soap, rub the bite thoroughly, but do not rinse right away. If you let the soap dry on the skin, it should relieve the itching and prevent infection.
Steroidal anti-itch creams such as hydrocortisone are effective at reducing the itching associated with bug bites. Apply directly to the area, and if it proves ineffective, check with your doctor for a stronger corticosteroid cream. Calamine lotion can also work well in combating itching, and if swelling is present, an antihistamine such as Benadryl can help contain the allergic reaction to the bite.
There are steps you can take to treat the bites using household items. Using baking soda and water, mix the two until you have a thick paste, then apply the paste to the bedbug bites. Keep the paste on the bite for an hour before washing off. Also, applying the gel from aloe plants has shown to be effective as it contains both anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
The pain associated with bed bug bites can usually be relieved by ingesting over the counter pain medications such as aspirin. Ibuprofen is particularly effective as it is an anti-inflammatory and therefore can counteract any swelling that may occur as a result of the bite.
Treating your bed bug bites is only going to provide temporary relief since the bites themselves are an indication of an infestation. The only way you'll find permanent relief is hiring professionals trained in bed bug or home termite treatment in Middleburg, FL.
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