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Are bed bug bites dangerous?

Have you recently woken up covered in bed bug bites?

Curious if those itchy red bites are dangerous or post a health risk?

The answer is no, but that doesn’t mean a bed bug bite couldn’t fester into something worse.  Due to the intense itching associated with bed bug bites, it is possible you could create an infection, which would require a visit to the doctor.  Most bed bug bites can be treated with any over the counter antipruritic topical cream or ointment.  Combined with daily cleaning and application of your anti-itch cream, your bed bug bites should be gone within a couple of weeks. The important thing is to resist the urge to itch!  That’s how infections are created, and if you already have a compromised immune system, are elderly, or extremely sensitive to bug bites, itching will only prolong the misery.  So to reiterate, bed bugs aren’t dangerous, they’re just really, really, gross!

So call the experts at Bye Bye Bed Bug if you’ve woken up with bed bug bites.

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