The Enemy Lurks at Night
Many of us have awaken in the morningpondering upon the new, painful and itching marks on our skin, unableto figure out the cause behind them. Moreover, these tend to multiplyand increase in the irritation, yet we still are not able to fight thecause since it still remains unknown. The answer lies in tiny insectsinfecting your home. These bugs like wooden surfaces and often decideto reside in your home once the rainy and cold seasons strike. Theylike your bed as well, and, once you lie down to sleep, you will mostprobably be exposed to their biting. Once bit, you risk of developingswellings, redness, blisters and itchy bumps all over your body.Also, pain, itchiness, irritation and other symptoms will be presentas well. For all these reasons, you deserve to know the name of yournight-time enemy with biting tendencies, bed bugs. Even though otherinsects may bite you as well, these are the most common kindinfesting your bed, causing you all the above mentioned problems.
Causes and Manifestations of InsectBites
Depending on the insect, the biteeffect can vary as well. Bed bugs, being the most frequent pests ofthis type, have quite an unpleasant bite. Namely, as soon as theybite they run away and, being tiny and fast, you will probably missthem. However, you will not avoid the pain and irritation strikingthe spot of your bite. Bed bug bites are extremely annoying anditchy. To make things worse, scratching them causes the irritation tospread and blisters to form, increasing your suffering. Some otherinsects inject poison into your system whenever they bite. Thisdefense mechanism of theirs may affect you quite negatively,triggering an anaphylactic shock. This happens due to our organism'sreaction to these threats, producing dangerous chemicals inself-defense. These chemicals may affect our breathing, heart rateand other aspects of our well-being and cause us to fall into a stateof shock, needing medical assistance. Finally, many insects arecapable of transferring diseases with their bites. Thus, we need tobe careful while getting bit and react timely in order to rule outany possible complications.
Firstly, upon noticing that you have beenbitten, apply cold onto the troublesome spot. This will reduce boththe irritation and the swelling, including pain. Then, you need todisinfect the area by washing it with an antibacterial soap or someother antiseptic product. Bear in mind that once you notice thesymptoms escalating, or experiencing allergic reactions upon gettingbit, you are to seek medical attention at once. Blisters usuallyappear after scratching and damaging the outer layer of your skin.Nevertheless, they might appear due to the evolving of the biteitself. Either way, you might consider taking anti-inflammatorymedications, apply Calamine lotion or some other soothing product,and pay your doctor a visit.