Ok I had bed bugs. What's the remedy?

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The bed bugs are home but these bites I can p it out it looks a little like cigerate ashes and

It doesn't heal until the puffy goes away and then dead skin comes

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In most cases, bedbug bites get better within one to two weeks. To relieve symptoms, it may help to:

  • Apply anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to bites.

  • Take an oral antihistamine to reduce itching and burning.
  • Use an over-the-counter pain reliever to relieve swelling and pain.

In rare cases, bedbug bites can cause allergic reactions. If you develop signs or symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, call 911.

Sometimes, bedbug bites can cause an infection known as cellulitis. To reduce the risk of infection, wash the bites with soap and water and try not to scratch them.

In addition to over-the-counter medications, there are several home remedies that may help relieve the symptoms of bedbug bites.

To soothe bitten areas, it may help to apply one or more of the following:

  • a cold cloth or an ice pack wrapped in a towel
  • a thin paste of baking soda and water
  • certain types of essential oils

Although more research is needed, some studies suggest that camphor oil, chamomile oil, or some other types of essential oil may help relieve bug bites.

To get rid of the bed bugs, there are many pesticides that are available online that you can buy.

Remedies for completely eliminate bed bugs are to use the following methods together:
1. Vacuum all areas where bed bugs can be found.
2. After vacuuming, use hot steam to naturally kill the remaining bed bugs instantly.
3. Hot wash infected clothing and all fabric items.
4. Use hot dryer for items that cannot be washed.
5. Encase mattresses and pillows to prevent bed bugs from biting you.
6. Use natural remedies such as diatomaceous earth and tea tree oil to exterminate bed bugs in hard to reach places.
The ways to alleviate bed bug bites:
1. Cold compress
2. Place the diluted apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, witch hazel, baking soda, aloe vera or cucumber slices on the bed bug rash.