Side Effects of Bed Bug Bites
Anybody who has ever being bitten by a bedbug will be able to tell you how extremely itchy these bites can be.
And lobbying itchy is obviously a very uncomfortable condition, it is not really a serious health issue. With the
ever increasing number of bedbugs being found in many places throughout the world, it is only natural that many
people will be starting to wonder what the side effects can be from a bedbug bite
There are really two main problems associated with bedbug bites. The first problem is the
very unpleasant itching caused by the bite. People will suffer this itching in a variety of ways, while some people
are almost not affected at all after they have been bitten, the unlucky ones will develop extremely itchy and
raised red welts on their skin where they have been bitten. The amount of reaction to a bedbug bite can vary
between these two extremes.
Those who fit into the latter category and who are more sensitive to these bites can be at a very great risk of
developing skin infections if they cannot resist the urge to scratch these bites. Excessive scratching can cause
damage to the skin and this can then lead to the possibility of infections.
The other side effect of bedbug bites is actually not a physical problem but it is a psychological reaction to
the knowledge that these very small bloodsucking insects are present in their beds and are making a feast on their
blood while they are sleeping at night. Just knowing that these pests are in their beds is enough to cause sleeping
disorders, anxiety, stress and can even lead to depression. These health issues are usually caused by the fact that
a bad bedbug infestation is very difficult to overcome and that these people feel helpless and vulnerable in their
beds at night.
It is not uncommon for some people to become so distressed that they are unable to sleep at night due to the
fear of being bitten again will they are sleeping. These emotional side effects normally start by the victim being
kept awake throughout the night by these painful itchy bites, this lack of sleep and then cause the other problems
of stress and anxiety that can even lead to depression if this problem is not resolved.
Not Desease Carriers
One of the fears associated with bedbug bites is thinking that these tiny pests may be the carriers of dangerous
diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS. This can be a natural fear as many other insects such as mosquitoes do have the
ability to spread major diseases.
It has yet to be proven by any scientific investigation that bedbugs to transmit diseases to human beings
through their bites. Even though some researchers have discovered organisms in the bodies of bedbugs that could
cause disease in humans it has been considered very unlikely that these organisms could enter the human body from a
It is important for people who have a problem with bedbugs in their home that they do not panic due to the
unnecessary fear of contracting a major disease as a result of a bedbug bite.
The only thing that these people can do is to start out on a program designed to eradicate all bedbugs from
their home. This is certainly not an easy process and will always be an ongoing situation as bedbugs are such good
travellers and hitch-hikers that they can re-infest an unguarded home very quickly and easily.
There is one thing that is certain, and that is that everyone should learn how to protect their homes from
bedbugs, or if they have already been invaded by these tiny pests, then they must learn how to eradicate them from
their homes if they are ever going to be able to get a good sound night's sleep again.