What to do if you think you might have baby bed bug infestations
The first step is to get a check-up.
You may need to visit your GP, who will need to find out whether you have bed bugs.
If they find them, you will need treatment and antibiotics.
A good way to do this is to take your baby to the doctor as soon as you think your baby is sick.
The doctor will check your baby’s body temperature and the amount of sweat you have on your body, and you can also do this in the car.
After a few hours, you should be given a blood test to check for the presence of the bacteria.
If the tests show you have a high-risk baby, you may need antibiotics to stop the infection.
If you don’t need antibiotics, you can get antibiotics through the NHS.
The first dose is usually given at 3pm on the night your baby sleeps.
A second dose may be given at 8pm the next day.
If there is still a high risk, you might need to get antibiotics and treatment.
If antibiotics aren’t needed, you’ll need to keep the baby close to you during treatment, which may include the use of an inhaler.
It may take up to a week for the bacteria to settle, and the symptoms will often be mild and short-lived.
In some cases, the infection can be cured with antibiotics.
If your baby has a fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, it is likely bed bugs are to blame.
If this happens, the doctor will need a blood sample.
It is recommended that you keep the sample under your pillow, close to your baby and give it every 24 hours.
You can also get a sample from a nurse or pharmacist.
If bed bugs do not have a temperature of more than 36 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), you can try using an aerosol mist or a humidifier, which is more likely to kill them.
If it is possible, you could try using a hand sanitiser or a vacuum cleaner.