Acid for Wasps, Alkaline for Bees, what for Mosquitoes?
I have a total of 73 bites on my lower legs with 41 on one leg between the knee and ankle. I washede and coated my legs with Anthisan cream which helped a bit. Just had a proper soak in a bath and they seem a lot better after laying in near boiling water.
Does the heat kill the poisen/itchy stuff?Posted 9 years agoorangeMember
i use a Witch Hazel roll on for mozzi bitesPosted 9 years ago
Mossie bite cream for mossie bites. Although the best thing ime is to MTFU. You can manage it with the power of your mind. Speaking as someone who gets eaten alive and has lived in Finland. Mossies there were so bad that I couldn’t stop when out biking for more than about 10 seconds (literally). I had to ride continually, couldn’t look at the map, so just had to keep going till I ended up somewhere I recognised.
Long rides those turned out to be.Posted 9 years agoPopocatapetlSubscriber
the best thing to repel Mossies is as “crazy legs says- “Deet”. it needs to be a minimum of 20% concentration. Be careful where you put it! it will melt all forms of plastic and carbon! especially watch straps, expensive sunnies etc. i have worked in many mossie affected countries/locations and the best thing that i have found to treat bites is a product called “After bite” google it. available world wide.Posted 9 years agoIHNMember
6 fresh mint leaves
caster sugar, to taste
½ lime, cut into wedges
60ml/2¼fl oz rum
100ml/3½fl oz sparkling water
1 sprig mint, to garnish
1. Muddle the mint, sugar and lime together.
2. Add the rum, then fill the glass with ice and top up with the sparkling water and a splash of Angostura bitters.
3. Garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve.
Oh, sorry, I thought you said mojitos.Posted 9 years agoChristowkidMember
The wasp/bee remedies are because the respective acid/alkali denatures the ( protein) sting poison, just as very hot water does for Weever fish stings.
With mozzies it’s just like they said – anti histamine gels.
I sympathise as i suffer badly from the after affects from mozzie bites.
There was a thread on here about Lyme dissease, and someone has linked it to a new anti bite thing from Autan
It’s a non DEET anti bite cream or spray, work differently to DEET and isn’t absorbed by us which is brill cos from what i remember, DEET is pretty nasty stuff!Posted 9 years ago
Looks like this stuff can also hold off Ticks which might be a god-send to us lot. Take a look, i have no personal experience of it, but am extremely interested if it’s as good as it says.
I suffer pretty badly with moz bites – usually any bites I get blow up in size, and take a couple of weeks to subside. Plus all the itching etc… I was once on tour with a band in Italy (I play drums) and got a bite on my hand which swelled up so much I couldn’t even hold a drumstick. Not fun.
Best thing I’ve found for dealing is this:
It’s an Oz product, but they’ll ship it to the UK. It contains Lidocaine so numbs the affected area, and lots of tea tree oil to act as an antiseptic. Along with antihistamines, one of those zappers, and an Afterbite pen, that’s about the most I can do to deal with them.Posted 9 years ago
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