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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Justin and Bart Charlied!

On 16 September 2013, we met up with Niq and family for lunch in Balik Pulau. As Justin alighted from the car, we noticed a pinkish streak below his right eye. We assumed it was a scratch mark and thought nothing of it. The next day however, it turned into an inflammation and blisters appeared. We also found a similar streak on his hand. The doctor said it was caused by "Charlie" a.k.a. a rove beetle. He must have squished the insect as he brushed his hands across his face.

[Day 2: Inflamation and blisters started to appear]

[Day 5: Blisters on the face have raptured and scabs formed]

[Day 5: Affected area on the hand]

It took about 2 weeks for the inflammation to subside and the scabs to start coming off. Now, nearly 4 weeks later, there's still a faint blotch mark on his face. Some scab on his hand has yet to come off.

Sometime in May 2013, I had an earlier encounter with a rove beetle but on my leg. There was the tell-tale mirror marks and I must have squished the insect when I bent my knees.

[Bart's rove beetle marks on the leg]

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