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Insect Bites

Why do bedbug bites itch so much?

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  • A Susan Evans, Dermatology, answered
    The itching is a result of the saliva the bug injects during the bite. Some people are more sensitive to this saliva than others.  The CDC has indicated that using hydrocortisone cream or oral antihistamines can be helpful in diminishing the symptoms of the bites.
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