Home treatment can help stop the itching and prevent an infection. You can:
Wash the bites with soap to lower the chance of infection.
Use calamine lotion or an anti-itch cream to stop the itching.
Use an ice pack to stop the swelling.
See your doctor if you think the bite may be infected.
How do you get rid of bedbugs and kissing bugs?
To get rid of the bugs:
Remove debris, such as wood and paper trash
piles, where these bugs may hide.
Wash, vacuum, or clean all
furniture and bedding. Be sure to vacuum cracks in wood doors or floors where
bugs may hide.
Put small things like jewelry boxes, pillows, and
stuffed animals in a dark plastic bag, and leave them outside in the hot sun
for 2 or 3 days.
Get rid of mattresses and box springs that have
bedbugs. If you can't throw them out, then cover the mattress and box springs
with a plastic mattress bag that traps the bugs.
Wash clothes and
bedding in hot water, and dry them with the hot cycle of the clothes
If you can't get rid of bedbugs or kissing bugs yourself, you can call
an insect control company for treatment choices. Make sure that the product the company uses has been shown to be effective against the bugs you are trying to get rid of.
When the bugs are
gone, be sure to keep your house and bedding clean to prevent the bugs from