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What the heck has bit me?!

(28 Posts)
Dramaramalama Sat 23-Sep-17 17:39:07

Was at work yesterday and suddenly felt really itchy, suspected something had bitten me but thought nothing of it. Later that night itchy I felt itchy all over started so thought maybe hives. This morning I noticed 3 bites on my leg which are still so itchy and the large one is getting bigger. I feel fine in myself apart from the itching. Will they eventually just go? Is there a cream to take away the itch?
I work in an office so don't know what would have bitten me, especially through tights. I was in the garden the day before doing weeding but no itching or bites then?
Just writing this is making me itch!!!

Toomuchocolate Sat 23-Sep-17 17:42:40

Does it have a bullseye appearance?

hannah1992 Sat 23-Sep-17 17:44:48

I had two exactly like this. No idea what but me but the itching and swelling went in a few days

Dramaramalama Sat 23-Sep-17 17:48:25

I don't think it has bullseye although sort of looks a bit like it but not an obvious one

Ruhrpott Sat 23-Sep-17 17:50:35

Looks like a horsefly bite to me

bananafanana1 Sat 23-Sep-17 17:56:06

Does your carpet at work have fleas?

Dramaramalama Sat 23-Sep-17 18:02:15

God I hope not banana!!!! I was sitting at my desk when suddenly felt itchy but didn't feel an actual bite. Carpet at work is only a couple of years old...please don't be fleas shock

Wishingandwaiting Sat 23-Sep-17 18:03:03

It's a flea.

Get treatment immediately. I speak from hellish experience with my younger child!!!

Dramaramalama Sat 23-Sep-17 18:06:00

Why do you think it's a flea and what treatment would I need?
No one else in family is itching or has bites.
We do have a new kitten but she was fleed by vet 2 weeks ago and she isn't scratching or showing signs (our old cat caught flees and he was scratching like mad!)

onecrazycook Sat 23-Sep-17 18:07:34

Get some anthisan cream at the chemist for it. That will help with the itching, as will a regular hay fever tablet. If it gets any worse see your pharmacist

Tiddlywinks63 Sat 23-Sep-17 18:08:18

You'd feel a horsefly bite, although you don't feel them land on you.
Looks like flea bites to me too 😟

LuluJakey1 Sat 23-Sep-17 18:11:16

Looks like midge bites to me, not flea bites. I would just get some cream from the chemist.

Wishingandwaiting Sat 23-Sep-17 18:11:40

It looks like a flea bite!

You need to get this scabies cream i was prescribed. Worked a treat.

Dramaramalama Sat 23-Sep-17 18:17:20

sad I've been googling flea bites. I now feel itchy all over, think it's all in my head lol

elisa2502 Sat 23-Sep-17 18:18:18

Horsefly bite! I get them loads this time of year!

elisa2502 Sat 23-Sep-17 18:19:25

I have never felt a horsefly bite me but they look exactly like that. Take piriton and if the redness spreads you need antibiotics

bananafanana1 Sat 23-Sep-17 23:52:08

It may be that your work carpet has fleas, not your own pets bear

gamerchick Sat 23-Sep-17 23:55:31

Take an antihistamine. It'll sort out the itching.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 23-Sep-17 23:58:45

Looks like a horsefly bite. Ouch!

Roystonv Sun 24-Sep-17 00:07:45

Antihistamine and 1% hydrocortisone cream

Dramaramalama Sun 24-Sep-17 09:09:32

This is the bigger one today, starting to worry its taking on a bullseye appearance?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 24-Sep-17 09:34:35

That just looks inflamed to me rather than bulls eye.

What are you using to bring it down? Piriton and anti histamine works. I cover bites with compede plasters to speed healing and stop me scratching.

Looks just like my horse fly bites I had in the summer- took a week to go down.

Dramaramalama Sun 24-Sep-17 09:44:00

I've been taking my antihistamines, took two last night and still driving me mad the itching. Will nip to supermarket to see if I can get a cream of some description

FleurWeasley Sun 24-Sep-17 13:55:37

Looks bullseye ish to me, I would go to the docs.

Ontopofthesunset Sun 24-Sep-17 14:03:24

Doesn't look like a bullseye to me - google images of proper tick bite bullesyes and you'll see the difference. That just looks like a normal but very inflamed insect bite - they're often whiter in the centre where the actual bite is. Also, it's highly unlikely that the OP would be bitten by a tick in her office in tights (where would it have come from?), but horseflies are very keen on biting through thin fabric.

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