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Bed bugs are very small creatures and exceptionally good at hiding from humans. People often only realise they have bed bugs after noticing the bites.
Thankfully, bed bugs do not transmit any disease. Though bed bugs bites do not hurt, they can still be very distressing and in some cases the bites can become sore, itchy and lead to a painful skin rash.
Bed bug bites usually come in the form of red mark on your skin. They are distinctive in their appearance that they are small and flat. In some cases that if the bed bug bites are inflamed, the bites mark will be raised slightly.
They normally appear anywhere on the body but are often close to blood vessels near the skin, namely:
The bites tend to occur in small groups at a single place or found in a line. If multiple bite locations are found, this can often mean that multiple bed bugs have feasted on you.
When a bed bug bites you, it pierces your skin with its elongated beaks. These are used to suck the blood from your body and it is done between 3 and 10 minutes until the bed bug is fully engorged.
While drawing blood, the bed bug inject anesthetic and anticoagulant through its beak. The anesthetic helps prevent the bite from itching immediately, allowing the bed bug to feed without the victim even noticing. The anticoagulant stops the blood from clotting, allowing for the blood to flow freely. It is only when the anesthetic wears off that the itchiness is felt.
Hence, this is why the bites don't usually wake you up and you only notice the next morning.
People react to bites differently with some developing noticeable marks while other people show no signs of bites. Those with marks can lead the bites becoming very itchy and irritating.
In some extreme cases, rashes or red welts can also develop. Resulting dramatic swelling, blister and skin inflammations to occur.
Prevention is better than cure! Learn to look out for signs of bed bugs and the common places they can be found. If you happen to get bitten by bed bugs, their bites generally heal on their own. But if they are causing you pain, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
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