Our trusty six-year-old FAQ on anti-itch remedies for discomfort caused by bed bug bites (“Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? This may help…”) has just been updated to include David Cain’s recommendation of the following product for bed bug bite relief:
David, of Bed Bugs Ltd. (UK) and our forums, now recommends Caribbean Breeze Aloe Burn Relief with Lidocaine for bed bug bite relief (assuming, of course, that you are not sensitive to the ingredients).
Similar products from other brands which are also based on aloe and lidocaine may be equally helpful– we haven’t tried these, so please be sure and let us know about your experiences if you try them:
I’ve now updated the 2007 FAQ with this information.
But it seems like a good time to ask other pros and those currently suffering from bed bugs for your favorite anti-itch remedies– what gives you relief from bed bug bites? Do you just leave them be and try not to itch? Do you use an antihistamine or apply anything topically which helps the itch? Have you seen a doctor and gotten any good suggestions?
I’d be happy to add further updates to the FAQ on bed bug bite relief to reflect more readers’ and experts’ experiences and additional recent recommendations.
Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions below.
Thanks for your input!
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