Bed bugs usually create small red bite marks on the skin. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are careful to point out that they do impact everyone differently. The reaction that you have to a bed bug bite may be drastically different than the reaction that your spouse has, for instance, even if both of you are in the same room and were bitten by the same bugs. Children could also react differently, and some of the symptoms could be severe.
As a result, it’s worth knowing that some people can have an allergic reaction to bedbug bites. This may mean that they need medical attention, especially if they have numerous bites. So, while most people are going to have a reaction of some type that will be notable, it is certainly true that it could be far worse for some than for others.
What are the signs of an allergic reaction?
If you’ve been bitten by bed bugs and you have any questions about whether or not it is an allergic reaction, always err on the side of caution. Talk to medical professionals. You never want to take any chances with allergies, and you don’t want to make any assumptions.
That being said, some of the common symptoms noted include things like painful swelling at the location where the bite occurred and red marks that are enlarged and inflamed to a degree that is not usually noted. In rare cases, bed bug allergic reactions could even result in anaphylaxis. This is a very dangerous reaction that can make it hard or impossible to breathe, and it is the main reason why you need to have medical attention if you’ve been bitten.
If you have suffered injuries due to bedbugs, especially if you are allergic and so the reaction has been severe, it’s quite important to know what legal options you have. Please do not hesitate to give us a call to find out more about the next steps you should take.