What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Some people will not experience a reaction to a bed bug bite at all. Those that do experience symptoms of a bite are likely to experience one or more of the following:
a bite with a red, swollen area and a dark red center
bites in a line or grouped together in a small area
blisters or hives at the bite site(s)
Bites can happen anywh
ere on the body. Most commonly they occur on areas of skin that are exposed while sleeping, such as the face, arms, legs, and hands
What Are the Symptoms of a Bed Bug Bite?
Bed bug bites don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten. They sometimes take a few days to begin causing symptoms. It should also be noted that bed bugs don’t come out to feed every single night—they can go several days without eating. It may take a few weeks to notice that your bites are part of a larger pattern.
Bed bug bites are often very itchy. You may experience a burning sensation on the skin several days after you’ve been bitten. You won’t feel the bugs bite you because they excrete a tiny amount of anesthesia into your body before they bite.
If you scratch the bite, you may cause a secondary infection that can lead to swelling and bleeding.