When is medical care indicated for bedbug bites?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medical care of bedbug bites depends on the patient's clinical picture. Treatment of these bites is not usually required. However, if secondary infection occurs, apply local antiseptic lotion or antibiotic cream or ointment. Creams with corticosteroids and oral antihistamines may be advised in the presence of an allergic reaction. Infestation often leads to nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia. [3]

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