Thursday, July 24, 2008

I hate bugs

If there is one thing I would change about the summer it would be to get rid of the damn bugs. I don't like bugs. But bugs apparently love to chomp on me. I am always the one swatting away bugs while others seem to sit there, unbothered. And what happens when I get bit? The bite itches like crazy and swells up to the size of coaster . Is it possible to be allergic to bug bite? Because if so, I believe I am.

This happens every summer. And I don't have to be outside before I get bit. A quick walk down the driveway to get the mail is enough. Hell, I don't even have to go outside. I did not leave the house yesterday yet I am sitting here with three brand spanking new bites. I don't know how they got in but I suspect my shoddy air conditioner contraption. I was never able to plug up all the holes so it really is a bug free-for-all.

I've tried all sorts of remedies*. hydrocortisone, Benadryl, After Bite, ice-cubes, calamine Lotion, etc., etc. The only thing I have found that does actually work is some crazy thing I found on the internet (where else). I put a hot washcloth on the bite until I cannot stand the heat anymore. The problem with this method? Well, for me, it leaves this giant purple bruise-like mark where the bite was. Yes, it no linger itches but, if I have multiple bites I look like I was in a brawl. But, if it means I'll get a full night sleep then I am okay with it.

Any other suggestions that may work?

*And yes, I do bug-away types sprays before leaving the house for any length of time but I can only stand smelling like that stuff for so long, you know?

1 Comment:

Life As I Know It said...

No suggestions. I hate bugs too. And ticks! Which are plentiful in our backyard. Not fun!