When you wake up with signs of bedbug bites, quickly search different places in your house to find the hiding place and focus of infestation, the most likely being the mattress, furniture, and bedding, cracks in floors and walls. If you are not successful, it is advisable to perform a nighttime search since that is when these insects are most active.
Some of the recognizable signs of bedbugs are:
- Small dark brown stains in a line on the edges and seams of the mattress. It is the insect’s fecal matter.
- By changing their skin several times, bedbugs leave their old yellow skins so you can see them on your mattress.
- Tiny blood stains on the sheets that reveal death bedbugs.
The lesions and their symptoms usually disappear in a couple of weeks without the need for treatment, although to speed up recovery you can use a topical cream with hydrocortisone and an oral antihistamine.
If you cause a skin infection as a result of your scratching, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic.
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