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December 11, 2006

Beware Travelers

There seems to be an increase in the prevalence of bed bugs in lodging accommodations throughout the country. A client who travels frequently for business shared their horror upon discovering they had slept in a bed with bed bugs. This was a decent hotel and my client did not expect to run into this kind of problem in a quality establishment.

How can you tell if that rash is bed bugs? Sudden discovery of puristic lesions on exposed sites after they spent a night in a new setting, establishes the diagnosis. Luckily, bedbugs do not carry any harmful diseases to humans and are mostly thought of as a pest.

Just as an aside: By law, massage therapists are required to launder sheets in hot water with bleach to insure that clients are not exposed to any transmittable diseases or parasites via massage sheets.


Posted by linda at December 11, 2006 6:57 PM

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