Left hand, cm rule, 6 hours after Cimex feeding

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Left hand, cm rule, 6 hours after Cimex feeding
Bed Bug Bites

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6 hours after feeding 2 adults and 30 bed bug nymphs. Initially bite sites were raised bumps and somewhat itchy. Within 30 minutes swelling subsides, itching stops, but small red dots left where bed bugs had been feeding. No difference in size of bumps left by feeding nymphs vs. adult bugs. Large red blotches on lower right at thumb base and along lower wrist are birth marks (port-wine stain or naevus flammeus), not bed-bug related.

bed bug bites
Bed Bug Bites

Image by cj_and_dan
This was taken a whole week after we got back. I was covered in these bites after our Royal Caribbean Cruise. When I contacted them, I was first ignored after one call and 2 registered letters and then offered a ship credit if I didn’t talk about it. I just wanted them to check the room to prevent it from happening to anyone else and pay my medical and fumigation costs. As you can see, I think it is more important to talk about it than take the credit.

dorsal view of arm, bed bug colony feeding
Bed Bug Bites

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My arm after feeding a few minutes by the hundreds of bed bugs in the colony. Note individual welts when compared to other pictures in which the individual welts have coalesced into a large welt. After about 10 minutes of feeding, you cannot readily discern individual welts from individual bites. L.Sorkin