Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Most bedbug bites require no medical treatment. You may want to consult your family doctor if you experience an allergic reaction to the bites or if you develop a skin infection after scratching the bites.

What you can do

You may want to prepare a list that includes:

  • A detailed description of your symptoms
  • History of recent international travel
  • History of recent hotel stays
  • All the drugs and supplements you take

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor will carefully examine your bite sites and ask questions about the types of insects you might have been exposed to recently.

Feb. 16, 2012

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