- Horse fly bites whilst riding?
So, erm, not that struck with the elephant man look. Off to get some advice…
lol something similar happened to me last year, flew into a wasp which got caught behind the bridge of my glasses… unsurprisingly it stung me a couple of times, my face was so swollen I was unrecognisable – had to take the first day off work as I couldn’t see enough to ride in.
A week of antihistamines sorted it out, no permanent damage done.Posted 4 years agoCloverSubscriber
Ouch! Hope you’re better soon. I sometimes react really badly to horseflies (legs swollen to nearly double width once) but this year only days of horrid itching. Don’t understand why the difference but they put the fear into me if I see them!
Riding in Wales I was just declaring myself pooped at the top of a climb. The words were scarcely out of mouth when I saw the unmistakeable swooping flight round my legs and shot off without drawing breath… ‘ride like you’re pursued by horseflies’ could be my next race strategy.Posted 4 years agoMSMember
Everytime I get bitten by one I have to go on a strong dose of antibiotics as they swell up big style. Usually arm or leg and with 24 hours its swollen the whole arm or leg.
Had to spend a night in hospital a couple of years ago from it. Arm was double its normal size, felt like it was on fire and must have weighed more than a downhill bike.Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
One of the little sods got me in Edale the other week.Posted 4 years ago
Strugglingspeeding up a hill and suddenly felt a little chomp under my armpit. Properly hurt (in the way that mozzie bites don’t) but no real ill effects other than a bit sore. Fortunately I don’t seem to attract them too much. That said midges are another story entirely, they just lurve a bit of me. Enjoyed a congratulatory pint or two in Hebden the other week after a particularly testing loop. Got absolutely massacred. Had counted 50 bites on one leg 😯 before I gave up and got back to scratching..bigjimSubscriber
They’ll be loving this warm summer, there were even more than usual in Assynt last week I’m sure.
Insect bites become far worse when I put antihistamine cream on them, might be worth noting for those of you getting lumps. Not sure what it is, maybe the lanolin in the cream.
Still they aren’t as bad as their aussie cousins, the march flies.Posted 4 years agoteaselMember
teasel – we agree on the sunscreen issue, but on this; less so.
Well, I mean, I can’t love them – it hurts too much!
Yeah okay, maybe “love ’em” was a step too far. I was just attempting to enlighten those claiming they have no purpose or place on this planet.
How’s the eye looking, Stever…?Posted 4 years agohoraMember
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