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3 Tips For Getting Relief From Itchy Bed Bug Bites

by Letitia Hunt

If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, you are probably thinking about calling a bed bug exterminator as soon as possible so that you can take care of the problem. However, you might already have existing bites that are making you miserable. You should also know that even with the help of a professional, you might not get rid of your bed bug problem right away, depending on how serious the infestation is. Because of this, it's important to have a few tricks in your toolbox that you can use so that you can get relief from itchy bites. These are a few tips that can help you feel a little less miserable.

1. Keep Them Clean

When you discover a bed bug bite, take the time to carefully and thoroughly clean the affected area with soapy water. As soon as you do so, you may experience instant relief. If you have multiple bites on your body, hopping in the shower can be the most effective way to wash them all at one time.

2. Use Rubbing Alcohol

Using a cotton ball or cotton pad, apply a bit of rubbing alcohol to each bed bug bite. This can help get rid of the itchy sensation and can help you ensure that the site of the bite is clean.

3. Apply an Over-the-Counter Treatment

There are a few different topical treatments that you can use on your itchy bites to help get rid of the discomfort. One good option is to use calamine lotion, which you might have used in the past on poison ivy. It is a pink solution that can be applied with a cotton ball or pad; just make sure that you wear loose, old clothing, since the bright pink calamine lotion could stain your clothing. Another option is to use cortisone cream or anti-itch cream, which you can purchase from a local pharmacy. If you schedule an appointment with your doctor, he or she might also prescribe you a stronger topical medication that might work if you are still experiencing discomfort after applying over-the-counter products.

As you can see, just because you have bed bug bites does not mean that you have to stay miserable and itchy until they heal. If you follow these tips, you should be able to get a bit of relief for these bites until you are able to get rid of the bed bug infestation in your home. For more information, contact local professionals like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc.