Bed Bug Bite Look and Pictures
appearance of a Bed
bug bite look is based on the skin reaction of each individual. The
majority of people show no reaction at all, which is why two people
sleeping in the same bed can have completely different reactions.
People who are allergic
show a small red papule or group of papules surrounded by a clear
that are highly allergic will have a bed bug bites look which resemble
skin blisters or larger round wheals. Bed bug bites are often confused
the bites of other insects such as mosquitoes and burrowing insects
such as mites, so compare your bites to the pictures found below."
bug bites are actually not a bite at all, but a skin puncture.
The bed bug will insert a hollow tube into the skin,
the surface. Along with the skin puncture, the bed bug will
inject proteins into the skin. It is the reaction to these
proteins that cause the bed bug skin reaction.
reaction is an allergy, you see differences between people.
the majority of people are not allergic to bed bug bites, others show
some type of skin reaction. This is why one person in a bed could see
bed bug bites on their body, while the other person has bites on their
Bed bugs tend to bite at night with
most bites on skin that is exposed during sleep. They will
bite underneath loose clothing. Primary areas are the arms,
hands, bottoms of the leg and neck. Bed bugs rarely bite the
bottoms of the feet, with scabies
being a more likely cause.
The most pronounced bed bug bite symptom is skin itch. To
relieve bed bug itch, an over the counter oatmeal based topical or bath
such as Aveeno
or a product formulated specifically to treat bed bug itch such as ProEcza.