What should be included in patient education for bedbug bites?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Educate the patient and family about bedbugs and their habits. Patients should avoid scratching the bite sites to reduce local irritation and prevent secondary infection. See also Prevention of Bedbug Bites.

For patient education information, see Allergies Center as well as Insect Bites and Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock).


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