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Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Help.....I've been bitten so much this summer I can't bare the burning pain from the bites. I was never allergic before but since being here mossie bits swell up to the size of a plum and burn like hell.

I've tried taking Piriton, and using cortosine and savlon bit nothing relieves the pain. Can anyone suggest any remedies? I'm not getting much sleep and look like I've gone through several rounds with Rocky :-(
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Old 13.09.2011, 00:58
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

I feel for you on that!

That said, however, this topic has been covered quite extensively already on the forum so perhaps you might find some useful antidotes, repellant suggestions etc amongst the threads I found when I ran the search "mosquitoes".
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I use apple cider vinegar on my bites. Works great!
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Old 13.09.2011, 01:46
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My girlfriend is social worker and she wants to participate in a master program for social workers in Switzerland.....Would it be possible for someone to inform me if there are master for the school of social work in English only???Thanks a lot.....
I like this idea. Bore someone to death so they don't worry about their mosquito bites.
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I use apple cider vinegar on my bites. Works great!
I can vouch for that. Thank you! I got badly bitten on both ankles earlier this evening and the vinegar has worked a treat!
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

sounds like an allergic reaction. Have you tried any anti-histamines?
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Old 13.09.2011, 07:17
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sounds like an allergic reaction. Have you tried any anti-histamines?
Piriton is an antihisthamine and she says she has been taking those.

I too suffer terribly when I get bitten here. They swell up to amazing sizes and are red hot to the touch I've not found anything that works yet as a treatment but I did try an unusual repellent on holiday and that worked a treat most of the time........dettol mixed with oil and white vinegar
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Expert anti mozzie here. Aside from the reminder that Bushman is a very effective repellant as some smarter Effers can attest to, you can find a roll on stick which is called Parapic and if you use it on the bite it works very quickly, but as I said Bushman is your friend.
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Piriton is an antihisthamine and she says she has been taking those.
Useless against bites. You need a topical antihisthamine - a cream or gel.

Use Fenipic or similar. Antihisthamine gel that also contains a mild local anesthetic. Squirt on the bite the second it starts to itch. As long as I am fast it kills the bite within 15 minutes.

In your bedroom use the plugs you can get from Migros with the little bottle of liquid underneath. Stops anything from getting at you all night and they last forever (OK, about 2 months).
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Old 13.09.2011, 08:30
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Just tell yourself that it doesn't really itch - and resist the urge to scratch.
In a short time, the body (mind) begins to accept this irritation as being part of the "normal" balance of things, and it slowly slips more into the background, and seems less of a problem.

Alternatively, stick pins into an unaffected area of skin, as this will give a new pain source to concentrate on, thus detracting away from the mossie bites (better sterilise the pin first, though, otherwise will itch like a mossie bit through infection).

Anyway, don't worry too much ..... it's just an allergic reaction to the waste products of previously ingested animal or human blood, that the mossie is injecting into you, prior to filling up with your fresh red stuff.
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Anyway, don't worry too much ..... it's just an allergic reaction to the waste products of previously ingested animal or human blood, that the mossie is injecting into you, prior to filling up with your fresh red stuff.
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Go to bed wearing a gas mask to reduce your CO2 footprint which attracts the insects. Also good for S&M sessions someone once told me, but I wouldn't know about that because I'm chained to the bed at the moment and need to use the washroom.....
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Fenistil gel works pretty well for me (although I don't usually get a big reaction). Also, perhaps you could put some icepacks on the worst ones to take the heat and itch out of them.

For future prevention use Anti-Brum (available from the pharmacy). We used it in both Canada and Sweden and the mozzies pretty much left us alone.

You can also buy those slow burning coils which release a smoke which repels mosquitos - not great for indoors but put one on the balcony / window sill.
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Just tell yourself that it doesn't really itch - and resist the urge to scratch.
In a short time, the body (mind) begins to accept this irritation as being part of the "normal" balance of things, and it slowly slips more into the background, and seems less of a problem.

Alternatively, stick pins into an unaffected area of skin, as this will give a new pain source to concentrate on, thus detracting away from the mossie bites (better sterilise the pin first, though, otherwise will itch like a mossie bit through infection).

Anyway, don't worry too much ..... it's just an allergic reaction to the waste products of previously ingested animal or human blood, that the mossie is injecting into you, prior to filling up with your fresh red stuff.
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I feel for you on that!

That said, however, this topic has been covered quite extensively already on the forum so perhaps you might find some useful antidotes, repellant suggestions etc amongst the threads I found when I ran the search "mosquitoes".
Sorry....slap my wrist as I didn't check that first. Thank you!
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Sorry to be off topic but I need help immediately.....

My girlfriend is social worker and she wants to participate in a master program for social workers in Switzerland.....Would it be possible for someone to inform me if there are master for the school of social work in English only???Thanks a lot.....
Set up your own thread and you'll get a better response. This isn't remotely relevant.....oh and Hello BTW!
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sounds like you dont have enough spiders Spiders . I haven't had any mosquito bites this year!
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Re: Mosquito bites.......grrrrr

Mossies, the most useless creatures on this rock.
Heat up a spoon over a candle and press it to the bite, the heat will effectivly break down the venom.
(not red hot though)
Another grandma´s remedy is to drip hot wax onto the itch, can voutch for that one.
Or go all star wars on the things with: http://www.dooyoo.de/insektenabwehr/...-1-st/1185968/
works a treat
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Mossies, the most useless creatures on this rock.
Actually wrong. Ecologically they're pretty useful as they clean up dirty water. They would be fine if it wasn't for the females need for blood before breeding.

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venom
Not a poison, just an anti-coagulent they inject into you to stop the blood clotting. Unfortunately one that many people are allergic to.
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