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#1 BingBlaze n Skyla

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:44 (05:44 PM)

basically as the title says how do i stop the FIFTEEN bug bites on me to stop itching!? they r sooo red n raised n sore and soo big too 1 bite is nearly takin up my knee with redness! :o :(


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:48 (05:48 PM)

e45 will help kool the bites and heal the skin



dont scratch at them, do a friends and gaffa tape oven mits to ur hands



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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:54 (05:54 PM)

too late on the scratching part lol ive got e45 cream but it dont seem 2 want 2 help :(

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:55 (05:55 PM)

try calomine lotion - stinks like hell but works :D

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:56 (05:56 PM)

try a bit of hydrochortisone it stops itching and inflamation mainly used for excama

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 17:59 (05:59 PM)

yeah try not to scratch them nix, they will just get more sore and even more red lol



you could get Medicated Solarcaine,it has instant cooling, Antiseptic,Pain reliever,everything you need for Bug bites!





it can be sprayed on skin several times aday and will help :D

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 18:01 (06:01 PM)

thnx peeps looks like im going shoppin lmao - its my own fault for sittin on the front garden at 10 the other night brushing blaze lol

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 18:02 (06:02 PM)

savlon spray?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 18:11 (06:11 PM)

I read urine is supposed to soothe them, haven't actually tried it but let me know how that works out for ya if you give it a whirl !!!!!!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 18:13 (06:13 PM)

aloe vera?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 18:14 (06:14 PM)

I read urine is supposed to soothe them, haven't actually tried it but let me know how that works out for ya if you give it a whirl !!!!!!




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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:20 (08:20 PM)

lmao martin - i think ill pass on that - heres a pic ov the worst 1 - on ma leg



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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:28 (08:28 PM)

nix u wanna shave those legs quick u will have hairyier legs than a yeti

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:30 (08:30 PM)

ha ha ha legs ent hairy thnx

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:31 (08:31 PM)

he he as long as u happy looks like u could light a match off them ,like in the westerns

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:34 (08:34 PM)

this is going to sound mad but try dabbing a little toothpaste on them.....it works Posted Image

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:38 (08:38 PM)

Nix - that looks SORE Posted Image germaline (smells like calamine lotion) I use it - you can get proper bug bite creams but a lot of these ideas here work just as well & are cheaper! You may need some antihistamines too to help

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 20:42 (08:42 PM)

will try the toothepaste 2nite lol thnx diz - will keep slappin on the e45 till i can get 2 town on weds then try the germaline

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 23:29 (11:29 PM)

ouch!!!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 00:44 (12:44 AM)

Yes to all of the above!



I'm a combat medic and you would not believe how many "rough tough" army guys get laid low by bug bites.



If there seems to be a well underneath the head of the bite (similar to a zit or pimple) then toothpaste will dry it out and bring it to a head. Might be a rather unusual feeling to have the side of your knee feel "minty" but it will also stop or lessen the itching while its working.



Calamine is best for watery or weepy like skin afflictions like poison ivy or reactions that raise small fluid filled sacs. If the bite fits, dose away!



Soap and water before applying anything! Some vectors are much like garbage compactors and walk along eating and pooping and randomly deciding to bite. Lets not have any left over "little treats" from your garden friends make the bites hang around any longer shall we?



If the itching is the whole entire problem and the bane of your existence than any spray or lotion with a "____cane" in it will help decrease the itching by somewhat lessening the feeling in the area. Lidacane, Benzacane... the good stuff. Anything available over the counter is probably going to have a very LOW active ingredient percentage so clean, reapply, repeat as needed. Remember manufacturers are limited by the lowest denominator of the public IQ lol!



While you are swathed in whatever topical treat makes you happy be aware that if you spend much time outside with it on:

A.) The bugs will think you've applied steak sauce all over, just for them

B.) It increases your sunburn risk SIGNIFICANTLY



Sounds silly and I know anyone in the military jokes that its our answer for everything but HYDRATE! Drink lots of water! Even without any topical creams the reaction from the bite is more than likely going to be using a bit more of your cellular fluid than un bitten tissue does. Also can help flush anything that may have crossed the skin barrier, as well an encourage skin to hurry up and do its thing and rebuild already!



Hope its feeling better!




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