I’m that person who gets all of the mosquito bites, and it drives me crazy each summer.
Season is just getting started over here, I have probably around 20 on my legs from Saturday alone. I almost forget/block from memory during the winter months just how bad it gets and the absolutely unrelenting itchiness. I take Zyrtec (or equivalents) all through the summer and use an over the counter cream with a mild local anaesthetic in it. Obviously spray myself with lots of mosquito repellents as well.
I’m sure all of it helps a little bit, but not nearly enough. What do you do with your mosquito bites, fellow sufferers?
Last year or two I seem to have become really allergic. Like my whole arm will swell up from 1 bite.
Back of garden is really bad for midges as well, so want to plant some plants they naturally hate like citronella but that might just push them closer towards the house…
I got bitten really badly in Canada last year - camping in the woods for two weeks. Still got scars on my legs from some of the bites. Ended up liberally spraying myself with 50% deet every time I went outside when I got to SE Asia as I couldn’t bear a repeat which can’t have been very good for me.
Got quite a few at the minute, sleeping with the window wide open cos it’s so hot. Can’t be arsed buying any repellent like a normal human.
The other day the guy that sits next to me at work went to cut the grass at his new house, and had to climb down a manhole to turn the water on (I don’t know why, communism innit) and he said there was hundreds of the little bastards in there and spiders too
He turned up to working looking like a legit leper, it was vile. He was oozing yellow stuff all over his arms.
I used to get them really bad as a kid, to the point where they would swell up so much it felt like my skin would split (never did thanksfully) and I always seemed to get bitten in the most unhelpful places, like the time I was bitten on the back of the leg behind the knee and spent the best part of the week not being able to bend my leg at all.
Thankfully I don’t seem to be as alergic to the bites now I am older but still get bitten much more frequently then anyone else in the immediate vicinity.