Since our 4 nights spent in Dora’s apartment in Severobaikalsk (see previous post), I have maybe 20 or 30 little red spots on my legs, itching like hell. Most of them are in lines of 3 or 4, making it easy to identify…. BEDBUGS. I have been scratching my legs ever since (which means for 4 days now), applying Fenistil gel and finally taking Zyrtec. This is typically one of the “diseases” you never learn about as a doctor unless you specifically do some reading, so I tried the internet to know more. And I got answers very quickly on http://www.bedbugsguide.com/what-are-bed-bugs.htm
So, tonight I will empty and clean every corner of my backpack and inspect my night clothes. And as one can read on the website, the reaction can continue for as long as weeks (!!!) so I guess I will continue with Zyrtec for a while.
AHHH as I write this my ankles start itching again…..
Hm, the pleasures of travelling.