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Persistent insect bite(6 Posts)
Hoping for some answers as all my family have none!
I was bitten by some sort of black fly (horsefly?) back in August while camping (in Northern Europe, nowhere exotic!!)
The bloody thing is still itching, not swollen or bleeding like a fresh bite, it just flares up sometimes and itches like mad and then goes away.
I've been bitten by a horsefly before and that swelled up the size of a dinner plate, awful things. this one was just a normal sized bite that won't stop itching.
Of course I'm nervous now that it isn't a bite at all and I need to get it checked properly, even though I saw the bastard bite me...
I feel silly going to the drs for a healed bite that flares up occasionally.
I've just been using bog standard antisan cream.
Could it be an allergy and it needs something stronger? I don't have any allergies that I'm aware of.
Anyone had anything similar?
(I'm aware of the laid eggs in me joke, I made it to begin with but I'm actually a bit scared now so please don't!!)
I had this on my foot. Flared up on and off for about two years but seems to have gone now. No idea what it was I’m afraid.
try taking a daily antihistamine in conjunction with the cream?
Sorry to hear you were itchy for 2 years!! Not fun but pleased to know it just cleared up.
Thank you for the advice for an oral antihistamine, I'm such an allergy novice that it hadn't occurred that I could take one for an insect bite
I will give it a shot and hopefully it'll bugger off
@cinnamonwoman I honestly thought I’d go mad! But then it just disappeared! Very bizarre!
I got an anti-steroid cream for one of those never-ending bite, can buy over counter, was better than anti-histamine.