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Bedbug bites are itchy bumps on the skin that usually appear in a rough line or grouped together.

You can ease itching from bedbug bites with a cool, damp cloth or antihistamines. Do not scratch the bites as this can cause an infection.

Contact your local council or pest control service if you have bedbugs. They’re hard to get rid of and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to do it yourself.

Bedbugs are tiny insects that often live on furniture or bedding. They can leave itchy bite marks on the face, neck and arms.

Page last reviewed: 01/08/2022
Next review due: 01/08/2025