S’porean Woman Breaks Into Hives From Sandfly Bites During Birthday Trip In Batam, Sent To Hospital

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Woman Gets Allergic Reaction From Sandfly Bites On Batam Trip

To celebrate her birthday weekend, Natalie and her friends decided to take a short trip to Batam, Indonesia.

Things started well. However, later that day, Natalie started breaking out in hives. Her face started swelling, and she had difficulty breathing.

She later found out that it was an allergic reaction to sandfly bites.


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Natalie eventually went to the hospital and got treated for her allergies.

Sandfly bites caused woman’s face to break out in hives in Batam

In a TikTok video on 3 Dec, Natalie recounted how her birthday trip to Batam landed her in the hospital within a few hours.

The trip started on a good note as Natalie enjoyed some scrumptious seafood and visited a beach.

She shared that there were “sandflies everywhere” at the beach.

Even as she was capturing a video of herself on the beach, the insects were biting her all over her face and neck.

Although she was only there for 20 minutes after sunset, she began to feel an itch.

Later, when they went to a beach club, she started feeling her face “ballooning up”. Hives broke out on her face.

Initially, Natalie thought it was an allergic reaction to the seafood but soon learned it was due to sandfly bites.

She told MS News that she had brought some allergy medicine and took it immediately.

But her face continued to swell so much that she had difficulty breathing.

Visited hospital to get treatment

Natalie and her friends then decided to go to the hospital. But funnily enough, the resort they were staying at, HARRIS Resort Barelang, surprised her with a birthday cake before they left.

The resort staff were extremely helpful and later sent them to the hospital. They even waite...

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