When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Bed Bug Bites?

The vast majority of the time, bed bug bites can be managed at home. However, if someone begins to experience any of the following symptoms, consult a health-care professional or go to the nearest emergency department:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain
  • Tightness in the throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Lip or tongue swelling
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Itchy rash all over the body
  • Spreading redness around the site of the bedbug bite
  • Fever

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