Most bed bug bites don’t cause any harmful long-term health effects. There is no real way to treat them, and no prescription a physician can provide to treat the bites. However, there are times when you should go to the hospital for a bed bug bite.
The first is if you experience an allergic reaction to the bites. These allergies present themselves as hives, swelling of an area of the body, rashes, and other skin irritations. When a simple bite turns into any of these conditions, there is a good chance it’s an allergic reaction and you should go to the hospital immediately.
The only other time you may have to go to the hospital for bed bug bites is if it turns into cellulitis. This is a bacterial skin infection and it can turn fairly serious. The symptoms of cellulitis include a red patch on the skin that continues to expand, swelling, tenderness, pain, warmth, fever, and skin dimpling. When these symptoms are present, those that have been bitten by bed bugs should seek medical attention as soon as possible. This condition only develops from bed bug bites when they have been scratched excessively.