Baby and Bed Bug Bites


Bed bugs live in warm and dry places, like mattresses, and feed on blood. A person of any age is at risk for getting bed bug bites and the treatment is the same for all age. If a bed bugs bit your baby, you can handle it by controlling the itching and discomfort and eliminating the bed bugs.

Bite Description

According to Skin Sight, bed bug bites appear as red or pink bumps in lines and clusters on your baby?s skin. If your baby has sensitive skin, the bites can be large welts. Bed bug bites are typically painless, but they can itch and cause your baby to try and scratch them.

Treatment

If you get bitten by bedbugs and the itching may be uncomfortable for your baby. Talk to his doctor if you are concerned. He may recommend or prescribe a topical corticosteroid to help with the itching. An oatmeal bath may help with the itching as well. You can take an oatmeal bath preparation at the drugstore or just add powdered oatmeal to lukewarm water.

Managing Bites

Keep your baby?s nails trimmed short while his/her bites are healing. Scratching his/her bites can cause them to bleed, which can lead to a bacterial infection in her skin. If he/she develops a bacterial infection from scratching her bed bug bites, she may need antibiotics.

Removing Bed Bugs from your bedroom

To get rid of bed bugs, wash linens, bedding and curtains in hot water and dry them in the dryer on a high-heat setting. Fix any furniture cracks and vacuum the room and mattress.

Warnings for use any?chemicals

Bed bugs are common in places with high turnover, such as apartment complexes and hotels. If your baby time spends in these places, be sure to wash his bedding frequently and to check his body for bites. Do not use any chemicals to get rid of bed bugs before checking to make sure they are safe for use around children.

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