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Old Apr 11th 2010, 10:18 am
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I've had two bites since arriving in Australia that have been huge solid swollen bites, that then turn into blisters and then the blister pops and weeps. I had similar bites in the UK and think they were down to Horseflies. My question is this, these bites are right buggers and take a while to heal and are itchy as anything, this one, on my lower leg I've managed not to scratch just yet, but who knows what I'll do in my sleep lol Is there anyway of treating these bites so they don't hang around so long, or anything you can do to them while they're solid to stop them from swelling and blistering!?
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I've had two bites since arriving in Australia that have been huge solid swollen bites, that then turn into blisters and then the blister pops and weeps. I had similar bites in the UK and think they were down to Horseflies. My question is this, these bites are right buggers and take a while to heal and are itchy as anything, this one, on my lower leg I've managed not to scratch just yet, but who knows what I'll do in my sleep lol Is there anyway of treating these bites so they don't hang around so long, or anything you can do to them while they're solid to stop them from swelling and blistering!?
I had exactly the same experience when I first arrived and got devoured by mozzies one night. I had one on my leg that took up my entire calf muscle. I could not walk properly on it because the muscle would push up against and really hurt. I've never had it since. Maybe my blood needed to become accustomed to Australian mozzies
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I've managed not to scratch just yet, but who knows what I'll do in my sleep lol.
Put a large plaster or bandage on it while you sleep.
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Put a large plaster or bandage on it while you sleep.
I've just put one of those knee supports on it and smothered it in Tiger Balm, hopefully I won't end up ripping the leg off myself in my sleep lol
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Take some antihistmines, they work wonders on my bites. In extreme cases I have also used hydrocortisone (sp?) cream to help reduce itching and swelling.
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I've just put one of those knee supports on it and smothered it in Tiger Balm, hopefully I won't end up ripping the leg off myself in my sleep lol
Try this:
Get a cup of very hot tea or coffee; in between sips, lay the cup on the affected area of skin.
Sand fly bites are different from horse flies are different from...let us know if it works.
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I swear by t-tree oil.
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My Nan had a great tip

Smear marmite on the affected area and then sprinkle salt grains on top. Then hop in a warm to hot bath for 15 mins. When you get out wrap the leg in cling film then put on a pair of shorts and march down your street doing Nazi salutes.

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My Nan had a great tip

Smear marmite on the affected area and then sprinkle salt grains on top. Then hop in a warm to hot bath for 15 mins. When you get out wrap the leg in cling film then put on a pair of shorts and march down your street doing Nazi salutes.

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My Nan had a great tip

Smear marmite on the affected area and then sprinkle salt grains on top. Then hop in a warm to hot bath for 15 mins. When you get out wrap the leg in cling film then put on a pair of shorts and march down your street doing Nazi salutes.

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I've had two bites since arriving in Australia that have been huge solid swollen bites, that then turn into blisters and then the blister pops and weeps. I had similar bites in the UK and think they were down to Horseflies. My question is this, these bites are right buggers and take a while to heal and are itchy as anything, this one, on my lower leg I've managed not to scratch just yet, but who knows what I'll do in my sleep lol Is there anyway of treating these bites so they don't hang around so long, or anything you can do to them while they're solid to stop them from swelling and blistering!?
Don't worry Jen I arrive at the end of the month and all the mozzies, flies etc will be turning up at my house, they just love me

I'll be walking round with lumps, blisters the lot

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WHAT DRUGS R U ON!? Can I have some please?!
got a feeling we may need them
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My Nan had a great tip

Smear marmite on the affected area and then sprinkle salt grains on top. Then hop in a warm to hot bath for 15 mins. When you get out wrap the leg in cling film then put on a pair of shorts and march down your street doing Nazi salutes.

Footnote: My Nan was f#ckin mental!
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Oh my crikey the blister I woke up to was HUGE...and I could even feel it when I walked, really tight feeling, not good! I cut a little hole into it with a sterilised blade this morning but now it's continuously weeping down my leg, let's hope it stops before I go to work as that'll not look very attractive when I'm sitting in staff meetings! GRRRR
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Oh my crikey the blister I woke up to was HUGE...and I could even feel it when I walked, really tight feeling, not good! I cut a little hole into it with a sterilised blade this morning but now it's continuously weeping down my leg, let's hope it stops before I go to work as that'll not look very attractive when I'm sitting in staff meetings! GRRRR
Would you like me to ask my Alzheimers suffering Grandad for a tip?
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