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i recently got a couple bed bug bites, one formed a large blister around the bite. should i pop it? and the rest are extremely itchy what should i do?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Don't pop it: I suggest no home invasive treatment to any of your lesions as this may lead to more inflammation/infection. Put hot pack on it and if it drains on its own, then just wipe it and put a gauze to absorbe the secretion. Do not put anything inside. You may see doctor in order for him to poke it or start you on antibiotic.
Answered on Oct 5, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't pop - that: Creates a portal of infection. You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Oct 5, 2013

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