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I'm allergic to insect bites of any kind. A bite on my arm causes almost itchy red spots all over my body. After reading posts on bed bugs, I am scared of over nightingale at any of the Albergues. What alternative do I have to this problem while on Camino.
Camino(s) past & future
First camino beginning September 2018
Yes, I've red about the rise of bed bugs all over the world. I've never had them in my home so the thought of sleeping with thrm as companions???? I imagine them sucking on my skin while I sleep - if I can actually sleep with the bed bug thought in my head.


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2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
Another concrete suggestion, look at recent reviews of albergues. We do not stay at municipal albergues, but do stay at private ones. Most of them we book through booking.com. I read back at least two years to make sure there have been no bedbugsreported. This is, of course, no guarantee that there aren’t any in the place...but at least you know that.
Last year, I did not get bitten, but two pilgrims got bit on a bus I was on!
When I take public transport, I deet before getting on! And Ideet the outside of my bag before we travel on a plane, bus, shuttle or bus, especially at high season!You may want to consult with your physician. I bring an antihistamine which helps with the reaction and use betamethazone on the bites. But again, if you have severe allergies seek medical assistance!
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CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
If you follow the sensible advice on this forum and take the appropriate precautions your chances of an encounter will be considerably reduced.

You might do better to start imagining walking into Santiago at the completion of a joyous camino. You'll probably sleep better ;)
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25xFrances 1 Aragones e 1 PortuguesBy 2000 until 2018! Now San Salvador 2018 and Primitivo 2018!
[QUOTE = "Travelite, post: 655663, member: 82399"] Sou alérgico a picadas de insetos de qualquer tipo. Uma mordida no meu braço provoca manchas vermelhas quase com coceira em todo o meu corpo. Depois de ler posts sobre percevejos, tenho medo de rouxinol em qualquer um dos Albergues. Que alternativa eu tenho para este problema enquanto estiver no Camino. [/ QUOTE]


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25xFrances 1 Aragones e 1 PortuguesBy 2000 until 2018! Now San Salvador 2018 and Primitivo 2018!
You will surely find bedbugs ... Carry anti allergic! I have all time Polaramine!

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