If you don’t know how to stop the itch of bed bug bites, read the following article! Bed bug bites are not dangerous, but they are itchy and irritating. If you scratch the skin, it can get inflamed and it can cause infection. If you have sensitive skin, you can use some of the great home remedies for bed bug bites. Let us learn more about the most popular remedies for bed bug rash.
Effective Home Remedies for Bed Bug Rashes
Bed bugs cannot transmit any diseases, but they can lead to certain problems, when it comes to your skin. If your skin is sensitive, you can visit your dermatologist to see if you can get some soothing lotion. There are many products made for such purposes. You can find creams and gels that are very effective in preventing bed bug bites. Most of these products are applied right before going to bed. This will keep you safe during the night and prevent bed bugs from biting you again.
Bed bug rashes usually do not require any treatment. The rashes will disappear in ten days, but in the meantime, you can do several things to relieve the itchiness.
■ Calamine lotion is considered very helpful in treating bed bug rashes.
■ You can also use lavender oil. However, you must not exaggerate with lavender oil (or any other oil), because these products won’t let your skin breathe if you use them too often.
■ Olive oil is another good option for reducing the skin irritation.
■ You can also use some antibacterial soap, in order to prevent skin infection. People with sensitive skin are often advised to use antibacterial soap. Talk to your doctor about the right type of soap, suitable for your skin type.
■ Baking soda is another good home remedy for bed bug rashes. Mix it with water to create a paste and then apply onto the affected skin. Wait until it is dry and then wash it off.
■ Cold water can help you relieve the itchiness.
No matter how itchy it is, you must not scratch the skin! If your child has been bitten, it may be difficult to explain that he/she must not scratch the skin. However, some of those remedies will certainly help you relieve the itchiness. If you have ever tried any other home remedies for bed bugs, feel free to tell our readers about these remedies.