MIAMI, FL – July 17, 2012 – With summer travel in full swing, now is the peak season for bedbugs, which are prevalent between July and September. Bedbug bites can lead to allergies often mistaken as a simple rash or urticaria. They can also set-off asthma attacks and although rare, have even led to reports of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that causes the swelling or tightness of the throat.
Bedbug bites appear as red bumps on areas of the skin that is usually not covered while sleeping. Contrary to other rashes which are also itchy, the bedbug bites often follow a line pattern, which will usually be redder in the morning. For individuals with allergies, this can become a more severe problem. Seeking medical assistance and taking precautions is essential. Continue reading “Summer Travel Can Lead to Increased Bedbug Allergies, Now in Peak Season” »