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Doctor recommended solution for a bed bug bite?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Medication: Bed bug bites are very itchy. Oral antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine can help. You can try adding Hydrocortisone cream too. If these are not enough to control the itch contact your doctor, there are some prescription medications which can relieve the symptoms.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Best solution is to : Get rid of the bedbugs. 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.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How would i know if the bites I have are from bed bugs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You might not be: Able to. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur.

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