Home » Health

What Happens When Bed Bug Bites?

Jun 2, 2008
Do any of us know what happens when bed bug bites? All that we know is the uncomfortable feeling of itchiness that spreads all over our body. The thing that we don't know is that during feeding, these bed bugs use two hollow tubes on their heads to do two different things simultaneously, one: blood sucking and two: injecting their saliva which contains anticoagulants and anaesthetic into our skin.

As a result of that, we might not feel immediate pain or discomfort until sometime later. In addition, this mechanism can even make a person feel numb all over. A successful blood sucking process can be spotted easily by looking at the bed bug's translucent body. The body will turn red as a result of our blood filling the space.

We can become more and more sensitive to the bed bug's saliva if repeatedly exposed to it over time. This would in turn mean that if any of us is bitten several times again and again, sometimes later allergic reaction might kick in.

The intensity of the allergic reaction varies depending on the person. Several reported cases indicate that difficulty in breathing might occur. If you know that you are allergic to these kinds of nasty creatures, you should especially take good care of yourself at home and whenever you are out travelling.

Having been bitten by these nocturnal pests, it is sometimes difficult for us to recognize and differentiate between the wounds created by bed bugs and other blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes and fleas. The bite marks may also appear in many places on our bodies. We can also see that the marks might appear as though they follow certain patterns due to probable disturbances experienced during feeding.

In most cases, the bites will not only cause a wound but also swells. These wounds are of course very itchy, urging you to scratch but try and control yourself from spreading the problem to other areas by going for proper check up and treatment as soon as possible. You do not want to let them enjoy another night having you as their meal and adding more misery to your life, do you?

As final words, make sure you treat the bites well if you have been bitten by bed bugs in fear of any infections. In case you are in doubt of what's troubling you all night or unable to identify the problem yourself, refer to a trained physician for help. For those who are experiencing bed bug bites for the first time, it can be quite a horrific one so be prepared.
About the Author
Ahmad manages several websites that share information and guides on how to manage things in life including his Bed Bug Bites site. If you're looking for more information on bed bugs and bed bug bites, don't forget to drop by his site at http://hatebedbugs.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 152
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources