Steps to Bed Bug Bite Treatment
Ever since I was a child, whenever I was about to go to sleep, someone would always tell me to not let the bed bugs bite. I always imagined them to be nasty miniature monsters that were going to eat me alive while I slept. Fortunately, there were no nasty miniature monsters that came. Unfortunately, bed bugs are really nasty miniature monsters. They’ll bite you while you’re sleeping and get to your blood. It is through this process that the bug will infect you with an anticoagulant. The anticoagulant will anesthetize your skin and prevent you from swatting that little bugger. It is not a fun experience. And for those who have already experienced bed bug bites, you know what I’m talking about. So, what exactly is the best bed bug bite treatment?
Well, the bed bug bite treatment requires a lot of steps. The first step that you should take would be to regularly cleanse the area of the bed bug bite. Since bed bug bites usually form a row or appear alongside each other, you might need some help washing them. The best way to wash the infected area is to use warm water and sanitizing soap. Lather the soap along the entire infected area and along the outskirts. After you have done this, you can wash the bubbles with warm water. Once the area is already cleansed, use a clean towel to dry the area. Sanitation is always important when dealing with skin infections and inflammations.
The next step towards bed bug bite treatment is to apply a remedy to dissipate the infection. There are known home remedies that are capable of relieving the itchiness and swelling. One home remedy is by using a liquid detergent to wash the infection and hydrogen peroxide to apply after the washing. Since detergent soap is harsher than body soaps, it is also a little harsh on the infection. The hydrogen peroxide will help abate the itchiness. Another home remedy is by mixing baking soda with a little water. This will make a paste. You are supposed to put the paste on the infected area. However, if you do not prefer these home remedies, calamine lotion is another good solution. However, if the swelling or itchiness gets out of hand and your bed bites look perfectly ghastly, consult a doctor.
The third bed bug bite treatment is to clean your home. There is no better cure than prevention. Or was that prevention is better than cure? Anyhow, they have the same meaning. In order for you to solve and not worsen your problems, get rid of the cause. You can accomplish this by washing all of your bed sheets and bed covers. After washing, pour boiling hot water on them and leave them in the basin to soak for 5 minutes. Unfortunately, if your mattress has been infested, you would have to get rid of it or you would have to cover it in a bed bug mattress cover. Before placing your new mattress it would be wise to treat the whole room with bed bug repellant to put a period on their infesting. This would include the bed frame, headboard, wall, box spring, furniture, and even by the electrical sockets and floor.
Bed bug bite treatment requires a lot of steps and a lot of hard work. However, once you have done all of these, you can be assured that no nasty, miniature monster would come to eat you alive while you sleep.