U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to prevent bed bugs from getting on me? a bed sack?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Probably not: The only way to prevent bed bugs from getting you is to sleep in a place without bed bugs. I know that sounds glib, but it's true. If you have bed bugs in your bed, get information on extermination. If you're worried about a hotel, etc., it's luck of the draw.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bed bugs: Agree w dr. Mays. If a bed sack is a sleeping bag- that won't protect you. If a bed sack is an airtight mattress cover- that will only protect you from the bedbugs that are contained within your mattress (& trust me, they will be hiding in more places than your mattress). They will need to be eradicated professionally or by you. See: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/.

Similar questions

A 33-year-old member asked:

How to prevent bed bugs from getting on my things from guest clothing?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Keep away: Keep far away from infested materials (clothes, linens, bedding, luggage). Also, keep your things off the floor. If they do get infested or you even suspect that, then wash everything in hot water to kill the bugs and their eggs. If at your home, you may need fumigation or an exterminator.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you prevent bed bugs from getting on me?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Don't sleep w them: Treat your bedding and assure erradication of the bed bugs. By exterminating the bed bugs, yu wil not "get them on you.".
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.