Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Bed bug bites, skin, etc.

Is running hot or cold water better on bb bites?

(4 posts)
  1. prephelpny2011

    junior member
    Joined: Jul '11
    Posts: 77

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 12 2011 13:12:13
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Wondering if anyone knows which is better....feels good in shower to run water onto bites, feels less itchy for me afterward, but not sure if either hot or cold water would increase or decrease the swelling and rash.
    thanks

  2. bed-bugscouk

    oldtimer
    Joined: Apr '07
    Posts: 14,698

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 12 2011 13:19:12
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Hi,

    Cold or lukewarm is best, heat can aggravate any bites and should always be avoided.

    There are a significant number of people who only see bite marks after a hot shower or bath.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    If you have found this information helpful please consider leaving feedback on social media via google+ or FaceBook or by like/loving the images.

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC (legal requirements) I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bed bug infestations. I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for any comments I make about products.
  3. Tommy Bugz

    newbite
    Joined: Jul '11
    Posts: 15

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 12 2011 15:00:29
    #



    Login to Send PM

    From what I have heard cold water is the way to go. It reduces swelling and decreases the chance of bites showing up(note I said bites showing up NOT decreases chance of getting bitten)

    However, the one draw back to this, at least for me, is that very hot water feels orgasmically good on bed bug bites.

  4. MoreThanOnceBitten

    junior member
    Joined: Jun '11
    Posts: 106

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 12 2011 17:21:52
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I know that hot water makes my peeling sunburn super itchy feeling when I get in the shower, but I like the feeling of the hot water purging my skin and hair or whatever might be in there! (which hasn't been anything that I know of!)

    I am thinking I could have carpet beetles so I wonder if the heat gets rid of the little hairs and that is what makes me feel better.

    I know heat is bad for swelling like bug bites, but I am with the last poster. It feels so good.


RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

255,506 posts in 40,915 topics over 125 months by 17,904 of 18,294 members. Latest: Abm1789, passivemonitorsforever, Tomthegenie