Q. What is the treatment for redness and itching after bug bite?

Answered by
Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 08, 2019

Hello doctor,

Last month I was bitten by some bed bugs. After pest control, they have been eradicated from the house. But my skin is very itchy and there are white and red spots on the full body. Can you suggest me some medicine or ointment, so the redness and itchiness fades?

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This type of rash is seen not because of bed bugs but maybe you are allergic to something coming in contact. It may be so many things like your clothes, bedding or plants or some food items. For now, apply Hydrocortisone cream at day time and calamine lotion at night along with D-Loratin (Desloratadine) 5 mg once daily before sleep (if pregnant or lactating, avoid tablets). I am not sure about your age and sex as this information is not available.


Probable diagnosis:

Urticaria.

Treatment plan:

Desloratadine 5 mg once at night, Hydrocortisone cream 1 % once in morning and Calamine lotion at night.

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