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HoratioCaine
08-04-2009, 04:31 PM
I woke up this morning feeling an itch on my neck. My first thought was that I had an ingrown that was festering, but a quick look in the mirror revealed three mosquito bites in a straight line along the left side of my neck, right over my jugular vein. I guess that damn thing knew what it was looking for and went drilling in the right place. Shaving is going to be a lot fun over the next few days. :mad:

Zen Head
08-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Try putting some witch hazel on the bites (the real stuff). I've put it on bug bites and it caused the swelling to go down, in addition to relieving the irritation from them.

SpyvSpy
08-04-2009, 04:52 PM
For future reference mosquitoes hate dryer sheets.

HoratioCaine
08-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Try putting some witch hazel on the bites (the real stuff). I've put it on bug bites and it caused the swelling to go down, in addition to relieving the irritation from them.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that. I've been treating them with a combination of Benadryl and Hydrocortisone, but I'm not sure if it's helping at all.

HoratioCaine
08-04-2009, 04:56 PM
For future reference mosquitoes hate dryer sheets.

What do I do with them? Rub them all over myself?

brothers
08-04-2009, 04:56 PM
I have found that Neosporin works very well on mosquito bites.

SpyvSpy
08-04-2009, 04:58 PM
What do I do with them? Rub them all over myself?

Just kinda have them hanging out of your pocket. You could rub it all over if you wanted to. :-/

Kevan
08-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Better be careful or King Tut's Curse will claim you! :lol:

(Lord Carnarvon, sponsor of Howard Carter, supposedly sliced open a mosquito bite while shaving; it then got infected and he died soon after. This was then attributed to the curse...naturally.) :biggrin:

dixee6
08-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Horatio ya know it coulda been some kind of vampire midget or something. Are we in a full moon cycle yet?:lol:

Pogo
08-04-2009, 05:21 PM
HoratioCaine:

For prophylaxis, try adding oil of citronella to your shave soap or cream.

Hope this helps.

Pogo

HoratioCaine
08-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Horatio ya know it coulda been some kind of vampire midget or something. Are we in a full moon cycle yet?:lol:

Two of the bites do rather look like a vampire mark, but the third one spoils the illusion, alas.

jkh
08-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Two of the bites do rather look like a vampire mark, but the third one spoils the illusion, alas.

Perhaps a mutant vampire with three fangs? :lol:

flabajaba2213
08-04-2009, 10:20 PM
Solarcaine always works for me. I love the stuff.

Topgumby
08-04-2009, 10:28 PM
Whiskey. It helps with pain and itching.

Also, before exposure, drink a tolerable amount, then pour some over the body, and roll in the sand. The skeeters land, get a snootfull and start throwing rocks at each other.

So I've been told.

Kratos
08-04-2009, 10:33 PM
Perhaps a mutant vampire with three fangs? :lol:

Or a hillbilly vampire, with only 3 fangs.



Unless I get about 10 bites or so in the space of an hour, mine go away in about 20-30 minutes, swelling and all. I guess I lucked out.

tlanning
08-04-2009, 10:40 PM
Theres a lotion called Sarna available in most drug stores, even walmart. That stuff is awsome!! will totally take the itch away for about 4/5 hrs. Works on stuff like poison ivy and the like also. Its about 2 or 3 times more expensive than most stuff but really works

1OldGI
08-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Hopefully you've been dutifully consuming Gin and Tonics and your quinnine level is sufficeint to preclude malaria :biggrin:

tpoof
08-05-2009, 06:47 PM
mosquitoes around here carry the West Nile Virus and have taken some of the fun from the outdoors.

BigJoe309
08-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Strange but true - I use Mylanta (an Australian heartburn liquid) and dab it on - takes the itch away quite quickly - 'Lil'Jo' picked the tip up on a 1st Aid course!

[Ingredients - http://www.mylanta.com/mylanta-regular-strength ]

HoratioCaine
08-06-2009, 01:34 AM
Better be careful or King Tut's Curse will claim you! :lol:

(Lord Carnarvon, sponsor of Howard Carter, supposedly sliced open a mosquito bite while shaving; it then got infected and he died soon after. This was then attributed to the curse...naturally.) :biggrin:

Same thing happened to me...well, not the dying part, yet. I skipped shaving yesterday because the bites were pretty inflamed, but shaved today. I got a good weeper off of one of them. Makes me glad for antibiotics.

Sweeney Todd
08-06-2009, 03:10 AM
Rub the bite with a damp alum block.

Unknownsoldier
08-06-2009, 04:27 AM
Rub the bite with a damp alum block.

Beat me to it!

Tom