Posted on | August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments
Bed Bugs Leave Itchy Marks! These bugs are very small, irritating mites that can cause itchy marks. As much as chinches are small, the marks they leave are usually very tiny cluster of bumps that you will hardly recognize, unless they start to itch. But no, don’t panic!
Bed bugs do not usually cause a disease. Apart from merely causing irritable itch, which could lead to an infection or inflammation, there is nothing more to worry about this type of insects. In fact, there was a research paper published several years ago disproving the bed mites’ role in the transmission of Hepatitis B. The research was taken in the Gambia in Africa in the 1990s.
If the infestation of bed bugs is severe, it may lead to relentless scratching, which could be a source of an open wound that is susceptible to infection. It could also cause psychological problems, which are related to frustration. But both cases are very rare.
People are discouraged from scratching bed bug bites. If an open wound is created due to scratching, it should be treated immediately with an antibiotic, prescribed by a medical professional, of course. Those susceptible to irritation and infection from chinch bites are very young children and the elderly. They are the ones who are likely to scratch nonstop to the point of creating an abrasion.
If you suspect psychological problems related to insect bites, this should also be given prompt medical attention. Psychological disturbance is usually temporary but it could also come to a point of becoming out of control – causing suicide attempts due to depression and frustration.
Bed bugs could be a real cause for concern. Although, they are not usually the basis for any known disease, they leave small, reddish bumps that may result to persistent scratching, as they are kind of itchy.
Parasite bite marks are often considered a rash as the feeding spot are particularly characterized by a red mark. Usually, the bed bug bites are hardly recognizable. But in some cases, they could also appear similarly to chicken pox or measles. Those kinds of infection are random bites on exposed skin. How mild or severe your rash may be depend on how many bugs fed at a time, how the person bitten by the chinches reacted, and how itchy the rash is. If you continue scratching the rash, it could lead to an open wound, which is susceptible to infection and inflammation.
If you find your bed bug bites somewhat irritable, you should consult a qualified professional. You need to be given the proper bed bug treatment to control the itchiness and thus, control the eventuality of scratching. Relentless scratching may cause an open wound that is susceptible to infection so you may need to take an antibiotic. Also, rashes must not be taken for granted because they could be an indication of a more serious medical condition including shingles and eczema.