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     Bedbug bites do not cause diseases or spread diseases:

Firstly, it needs to be noted that to date, no evidence has been found that bedbug bites cause any diseases or that bedbugs can transfer diseases. Sometimes bites can become infected and allergic reactions can cause anaphylactic shock, but usually you will experience a mild itchy sensation with a raised bump.
    Symptoms of bedbug bites:

You will notice that the bed bug bites are clustered in groups of roughly 3 and do not have a dark "blood red" centre to them (unless you have been vigorously scratching them!). The tiny bumps you can see are formed where the bed bug has pierced the skin for feeding and injected a tiny bit of saliva that contains 2 active ingredients required for feeding. The first is an anticoagulant that stops the blood from clotting (to allow a free flow of blood for feeding), and the second is an anaesthetic to numb the area (to enable undetected feeding). Depending upon your reaction to each of these active ingredients, you will get a raised bump where the bed bug has been feeding. Reactions range from absolutely no sign at all, to a swelling the size of an egg, but the bites shown above are what 90% of people will experience.
    Treatment of bedbug bites:

Bedbug bites usually improve without the need for any treatment. However, if they become particularly itchy or swollen, then you might find antihistamines beneficial for these symptoms. Antihistamine tablets can be bought directly from the chemist without prescription or obtained with a prescription from your GP (but in either case, it is always advisable to consult with a medical professional). Sometimes hydrocortisone cream can be recommended by your doctor. If your bites become infected, then your doctor will prescribe you antibiotic cream or tablets to clear up the infection.


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