Bed bug bites: If your bites take last this long to heal you've probably been bitten


Children under 10 and pregnant women should get advice from a doctor before using hydrocortisone cream, however, warns the health body.

If the bites are very itchy and you’re unable to sleep, your pharmacist may also recommend antihistamines, it adds.

How to get rid of an infestation

Once your symptoms are treated, you must tackle the underlying infestation.

“This can be difficult because bed bugs hide so well and can live several months without eating,” says Mayo Clinic.


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