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Bedbugs (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

The vast majority of the time, bedbug bites can be managed at home. However, if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, consult your health-care provider 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,
  • or fever.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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