bedbug1According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "bed bug bites can cause physical and psychological discomfort. Although their feeding usually is never felt, the saliva contains biologically active proteins, which may cause progressive, allergenic, visible symptomatic skin reactions to repeated bites. Typical symptoms include a raised, inflamed, reddish weal at each bite site, which may itch intensely for several days." Although the itching can get quite intense, there are several things you can do to alleviate it.

Things You Will Need

  • Calamine lotion
  • Antihistamine
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Baking Soda
  • Colloidal Oatmeal Products

Step 1

Block histamine production by taking antihistamines. This is perhaps one of the best ways to alleviate the beg bug itch.

Step 2


Use calamine lotion or hydrocortisone. Follow the directions on how many times to per day they should be used.

Step 3

Run a warm bath, add one cup of baking soda and a few drops of lavendar or tea tree oil. Soak in the tub until the itch goes away. Follow up with your favorite anti-itch lotion. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite lotion.

Step 4

Use colloidal oatmeal products. Colloidal oatmeal is very effective in getting to the root of the itch. It comes in several strengths so you can increase the strength if one doesn't work for you.

Colloidal oatmeal is merely oats ground into very fine powder. If you add it to a warm bath, it forms a creamy dispersion that prevents rapid settling of the oatmeal. This means the oatmeal is able to stay in the water and without sinking to the bottom of the bathtub. If you use colloidal oatmeal in this form, when relax in the bathtub, the colloidal oatmeal moisturizes and protects the skin while soothing the itch from the bug bite.

Colloidal oatmeal works quite nicely to relieve itch from other conditions such as psoriasis, general bug bites, acne, skin dry patches such as eczema, and other itch related skin conditions. Colloidal oatmeal also relieves itching from poison ivy, chicken pox, poison sumac, scratches, poison oak and sunburns. The natural anti-itch property of the oatmeal helps drastically reduce that constant feeling of itchiness and discomfort. So soaking in a warm bath will bring much needed relief to your bed bug bites.

Tips & Warnings

See a doctor if itch doesn't relieve itself it a reasonable amount of time.

Change and wash you sheets daily until symptoms and condition alleviates.