Bed Bug Itch Problem
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I have been taking Benaydrl and hydro cream...I can't get them to stop itching..what do I do..on one arms it iss really bad..the hives are covering the entire arm kinda likes like a burn but raised up and has hive like bumps..very painful
Mine started out as little bites on my belly, and over time they turned into hives with a rash like feel to them. It covered my entire right side.(at that time I was told I had poison Ivy).
Now its back and its all over my chest, arms , legs, and back..as well as my belly. I noticed them shortly after I moved, and I do believe they are on my animals as well. Any suggestions on how to get them to stop itching please reply.
Editor Tips to Stop Bed Bug Itch
Sorry to hear about your bed bug itch problem. From your description, it sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the bed bug bites. The formation of hives, blisters, rash etc. all are indicative of a bad reaction. We know that bed bug bite itch can be some of the worst itch you ever experienced.
You also have to be careful not to scratch the bites, as a secondary skin infection can set in. This will make matters worse and require immediate medical treatment with a topical or oral antibiotic.
In addition to the Benadryl, I'd suggest an over the counter itch cream designed for insect bites. If you need something right now, visit your local pharmacy. You can also try good old fashioned calamine lotion or an oatmeal bath product. Aveeno anti-itch cream with oatmeal is a good choice.
If you can wait a day or two, there are two products available online specifically formulated to treat bed bug itch and to help protect against infection. They are All Stop and ProEcza Cream .
Bed bug bites will go away in a few days, although severe reactions could take several weeks. Try the itch products mentioned above and your problem should begin to go away. If not, or if they are bleeding, have puss etc. be sure to see a Doctor.