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What are your anti-itch remedies?

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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 4:13:56
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    I share a suggestion from David Cain in this new blog post on Bedbugger.

    Please comment on that post with your own suggestions, so I can add them to the FAQ on bite relief -- thanks!

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 8:57:44
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    Thank you! I went to wlmt the other day and bought benadryl extra strength anti itch cream and of course I either left it or it got accidentally thrown away. I tried researching via google and didn't yield anything!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 12:57:13
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    Be sure and check out our FAQ on bite relief:
    http://bedbugger.com/2007/06/01/itchy-and-scratchy-this-might-help/

  4. IWannaStopItching

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 8 2013 17:10:03
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    Is it okay to attempt to prevent bites altogether? Does that scatter the infestation?

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Jul 10 2013 2:15:39
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    IWannaStopItching - 1 day ago  » 
    Is it okay to attempt to prevent bites altogether? Does that scatter the infestation?

    Hi Iwanna,

    There's preventing bites while you sleep and there's preventing bites. Isolating the bed is one way to prevent bites while you sleep. It's described in this FAQ.

    "Isolating the bed" is controversial because at least one expert here (David Cain, bed-bugscouk) is concerned about it because it can cause bed bugs to spread to other areas of the home, making treatment harder. Other experts here like KillerQueen and P Bello seem to think it won't make a big difference in treatment.

    HOWEVER, it's important to also note that even if you isolate the bed, it isn't possible to prevent bites entirely. I can't imagine it will even reduce them.

    Think about it -- if bed bugs are prevented from biting you when you sleep, they WILL find you and bite you during the daytime. (Hence, they're spreading further from the bed.) Unfortunately, they won't just say, "oh well" and find the nearest route to another apartment.

    So if you have ten bed bugs, and they can't bite you in bed, you then have ten bed bugs feeding on you at other times.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Jul 10 2013 6:37:43
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    Hi,

    If you want to prevent bites the isolation tents are in my analysis a better option that isolation devices because they work with the natural behaviour of bedbugs as opposed to changing there patterns.

    There is also the subtle fact that by the time most people realise they have bedbugs they are already on the bed and thus such devices are of low value.

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