While on a college tour, we stayed at Best Western in Lexington, VA, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. At 1:30 a.m., I awoke with burning skin and I saw red patches all over my arms. I immediately wondered w... more
While on a college tour, we stayed at Best Western in Lexington, VA, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. At 1:30 a.m., I awoke with burning skin and I saw red patches all over my arms. I immediately wondered what had bitten me. Fearful that worse would happen, I stayed awake until about 5 in the morning, when I fell back asleep out of exhaustion.
In the morning, I had 5 places that were so swollen I couldn’t identify the cause. When I showed the ladies at the front desk, they expressed concern and one said maybe I reacted to the laundry detergent. As I drove home, my arms throbbed and felt like they were on fire. I took Advil and used hydrocortisone cream, but that did little. On Thursday, I went to my doctor. He was confident that I had bed bug bites. He prescribed a strong hydrocortisone cream and said to keep using Advil.
Now, 12 days later, the itching has subsided, but I have 13 bite marks on my body. My daughter, who shared the bed with me, has a bite on her back too. In my BW email review, I gave a scathing response and received a reply 2 days later. The person claimed someone checked out my room while I was there and didn’t see any bugs. That did NOT happen. I wrote a response & included photos and asked that someone from BW respond again within 10 days. No response. Stay at BW at your own risk. If you have problems, they don’t really care. What I can say is I went to bed on Tuesday night with no bites, and I woke up on Wednesday with 13 bites. You decide what really happened. less