The Rise in Bed Bugs

Prevention, Management, and Treatment

Mallory C. McKenzie, RPh, PharmD; Edward M. DeSimone II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA


US Pharmacist. 2012;37(8):47-50. 

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Bed bugs are small, elusive insects that can be very difficult to detect and eliminate. A combination of physical and chemical means is generally needed to eradicate bed bugs. Infestations are becoming increasingly more common in the U.S. The clinical responses to bed bug bites vary and are generally treated symptomatically. Eradication of the bed bugs, thereby preventing future bites, is the primary goal of therapy.