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    Default Ouch!

    Is anyone else having problems with mozzie bites swelling up?

    I've got bites all up my legs and arms and they are now puffy and bumpy and itch like anything.

    Some are new, others a few weeks old. I have tried all the creams we have in the house but nothing is stopping the itch.

    Any ideas? I'm seeing my Dr on Thurs, but they are driving me mental!!

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    Are you allergic?

    This happens to me. I'm allergic to them. I have to not scratch or it makes it flare up like you've described. Phenergan has worked in the past for me. And an ice cube held on the inflamed area. And try try try not to scratch. (I find it hard not to and gave such relief when I scratch haha)

    Definitely discuss with doctor about allergy medication maybe??

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    Not normally, but I think maybe the pregnancy is changing how I react to them, so allergy is what I've been thinking. I haven't been game to take an anti-histamine though as they all say either not to, or to consult your Dr.

    I think they have been worse the last few days because it's been hot here too. Will try the ice. So far Bepanthem, Savlon, Sting Goes, and Sudocream have only been temporary fixes. After an hour they itch more than before!!!

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    I wouldn't believe it if I didn't try it myself.

    Banana skin.

    That is all

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    Toothpaste just need to rub a little bit over the bite
    I swear by it apparently the floride acts as an antihistamine

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    I had the same thing when pregnant with DD, mozzie bites, flea bites, anything would swell up HEAPS.

    Toothpaste worked for me (stung like )

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    Thanks ladies. None of us like bananas so we dont have any, but will give the toothpaste a go!

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    Vitamin b to prevent bites. Vitamin C will help with the severity

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    Toothpaste was a bust. I smelled nice and fresh, but it only stopped the itch for about half an hour

    So will take some Vit C and try some other remedies I found on the web last night in the hopes something stops this awful itch!

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    Try citronella oil, 5 drops mixed with 10 drops of olive or massage oil. Works to keep the mosquitos away too.


 

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