There are many images of bed bugs and bites that exist today on the internet. However, if you have dark skin, there are a few options you have to check what a bite looks like. For this reason, today we want to show you some bed bug bites pictures on black skin. These photos will help you better identify what bed bug bites look like and compare them with the bites you have.
Bed Bug Bites Pictures On Black Skin
Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that hide during the day and come out at night to feed. The preferred times for bed bugs to feed are between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the morning when the person is sound asleep. If you have woken up with bites on your body, which start to itch when you wake up, you probably have bed bugs in your house.
In the first image, it is possible to see the face of a woman with some bites caused by bedbugs. Note the linear pattern of the bites.
In general, bites will happen in regions uncovered during sleeping. Mainly arms, legs, shoulders, neck, hands, and even the face. Bed bug bites are itchy and inflamed. The degree of itching and the size and shape of the welt can vary.
In general, a burning sensation and pain may be felt. In some cases, an itchy raised lump with a clear center may appear. In other cases, an itchy red bump appears with a dark center and a lighter, inflamed surrounding area.
In the second image, we can see the bites on the back of a person with black skin. The welts are large and arranged in a zigzag pattern.
Sometimes the bites are too itchy, causing the person to scratch the skin excessively and cause scarring.
Stings on the face can cause grief and low self-esteem. Some people prefer not to leave their homes when they are stung in the face. In the case of women, they will try to cover the bites with makeup.
Images of Bed Bugs Bites On Black Skin
The image below shows bed bug bites on the neck of a woman with black skin. In this type of skin, the spots look dark. Care should be taken when scratching to avoid spots or scars on the skin.
Other people may have trouble sleeping. This happens due to the anxiety and stress produced by knowing that they have bed bugs in their homes.
To prevent bed bugs, the best thing you can do is learn to recognize them. It is easy to distinguish them from other pests. On this site, you will find a complete collection that will help you identify bed bugs and the different stages of their life cycle.
The fourth image shows bed bug bites on the face of another woman with dark skin. The affected area is above the left cheekbone. There is also a small and short zig-zag pattern.
When bed bugs are suspected, it is necessary to do a thorough inspection of all areas of your room to determine their presence or absence. Areas to check are the head of your bed, under mattress seams, under the bed, old or damaged furniture, and cracks in walls or floors. Just finding a bed bug or shell skin is enough to say that you have bed bugs in your home.
Identifying bed bug bites
One of the easiest ways to identify bed bug bites is by observing the pattern of the bites. If you see a zigzag pattern or line, the bites are most likely caused by bed bugs.
The image below shows bed bug bites on the index finger of a person with dark skin.
On the other hand, if you see small blood stains on the sheets or bedding, it is also a suspicion that you have bed bugs. Also, if you find dark reddish or reddish-brown spots, it is due to bed bug droppings.
How to Treat Bed Bug Bites?
If the itching is acute and bothersome, you can choose to use anti-itch creams or creams with corticosteroids. Another option is Antihistamines which will help relieve itching. Most wounds heal on their own in a week, sometimes two.
The sixth image shows bed bug bites on the face of another woman with black skin. In this case, it can easily be confused with acne. However, the bites are dark. Stains can be permanent.
You can also use home remedies like milk of magnesia on the bites to relieve the itchiness. You can also use a calamine-based lotion.
How To Prevent Bed Bug Bites
The key to preventing bed bug bites is preventing the insects from entering, feeding, and reproducing in your home.
The last image in our collection shows a person’s stomach region that was filled with bug bites. The pattern is diffuse, which indicates that several parasites are attacking this person.
As a recommendation, when buying furniture choose furniture or items made from materials that normally do not contain cracks, crevices, or seams.
It is worth mentioning that you should avoid furniture or items from areas that are infested or environments commonly affected by bed bugs, such as apartment buildings.
We hope that these images help to identify if the bites you have are caused by bed bugs, or on the contrary, are caused by fleas or mosquitoes. See you soon.