I Appear to have Formed…

… the main course of an all-you-can-eat mosquito buffet. This is the downside of conservation volunteering – next time, maybe, I’ll try and pick somewhere that isn’t a peat bog and intensive mosquito breeding area.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I want to go and spend some quality time scratching my bites. I think it might be my new hobby.

7 Responses to I Appear to have Formed…

  1. Dom says:

    You do know you’re not supposed to scratch them? That said I find it you scratch them so hard you take the tops off they just hurt a little which is infinitely preferably to itching 🙂

  2. justwilliams says:

    My wife would sympathise as she reacts badly to insect bitres etc. It’s something she has to be very careful about, especially as she enjoys gardening.
    I am exactly the opposite. When they bite me it is the mosquitoes that have to go away and scratch!

  3. disgruntled says:

    Dom – knowing is one thing, stopping is another. I have cut my nails, though, to limit the damage.
    William – I suppose your wife & I can at least know we’ve got a good active immune system. Or overactive, in this case.

  4. cha0tic says:

    Calamine lotion is the answer. OK you look daft with dabs of pink all over you, but it does ease the itching. The best thing is not to get bitten though. DEET is meant to be the most effective insect repellent, though an item on ‘Gardeners Question Time’ he other week suggested that rubbing Bog Myrtle leaves on yourself was effective.

  5. disgruntled says:

    Ok, calamine lotion it is. I think I’ll leave the bog myrtle leaves to the Bob Flowerdews of this world

  6. smilingdave says:

    Anthisan. It’s the only way. Seriously good stuff, and no unsightly pink patches. DON’T SCRATCH!

  7. disgruntled says:

    I. Can’t. Stop. Scratching.

    It’s easy for you lot to say…

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