Bed Bug Bites vs. Mosquito Bites

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Are you here because you are not sure if you have been bitten by mosquitoes or bed bugs? Keep calm and please read the entire article to know more about it. it is indeed difficult to differentiate various bites of insect. Some of them have the similar effect and reaction. By reading this article, you will be not confused anymore, especially to differentiate the bites of the two animals above.

There are several things that makes the bites of the bed bugs different from the bites of mosquito. The first one is related to the appearance and the reaction time. The bites of mosquito itch instantly and are instantly visible. However, the bites of bed bugs are another way around. It might take some minutes, some hours, or even some days before the itchiness begins. The second one is related to the bites. The bites of mosquito are often bumpy, white welts along with red boundaries. Meanwhile, the bites of the bed bugs are more like flat red welts. The third one is related to the shape of the bites. The mosquito ones appear in isolation and the bud bugs ones often come in clusters or a line. The fourth one is that the bites of the mosquito can be easily disappeared unless you have severe reactions. On the other hand, the bites of the bed bugs cannot be self resolved that well. The last one is related to the disease that can be carried by those animals. What most dangerous about the bites of mosquitoes is that it can carries disease such as zika, dengue, chikungunya, and so on. Gladly, bed bugs have small possibilities of carrying disease.

Some people might get the severe reactions after being sucking by mosquitoes. “Skeeter Syndrome” is one of those reactions. It is known as the immune reaction to the saliva of the mosquitoes. The characteristics of this syndrome include the blistering rashes, the red, itchy, painful swelling, the bruises, and fever in some cases.

Then, how to do if you are being bitten by one of them? What are the best remedies? The very first thing to decide what remedy to try on is to know what kind of bite you have. The bug bites can cause a lot of pain and discomfort with those itchiness and those swelling. Apparently, most people use aloe vera as the treatment of the bites of the insect. As you probably know, aloe vera is the favorite remedy to soothe skin and speed up healing due to its naturalness. The other things that can you try to get rid the bites are calendula, emo oil, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, plantain, tea tree or lavender essential oil. Go look for one of them if you have the bites. Most of the remedies can be found near your home easily. Please apply one of those remedies on your skin that has the bites to work really well. Do not forget to avoid scratching because it can damage the worst situation of the bites.

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