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Nasty mozzy bites, help

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vinegarpuss Sat 22-Oct-11 21:44:56

huge itchy red/hot lumps with big hard yellow heads. sorry yuk. what can I put on them?

duende Sat 22-Oct-11 21:55:55

fenistil gel. and maybe take some oral antihistamine as well. Any hay fever tablets will do.
don't scratch!

vinegarpuss Sat 22-Oct-11 22:08:49

thanking you itchily - i'm the canestan ad woman

celticlassie Sat 22-Oct-11 22:17:34

Sympathy here, I get horrible bites. I'd second the oral antihistimine (Clarityn or similar) and amonia based gel will stop the itching. I think toothpaste might also bring down the swelling.

mirpuppet Sat 22-Oct-11 23:06:40

hydrocortisone cream. I buy in the US -- perhaps they sell it at the chemist here?

Northumberlandlass Sun 23-Oct-11 07:10:10

I agree. Take antihistamine, could even put neat tea tree oil on.

I was once advised to put vinegar on large bites. It did work, but I was smelly.

vjg13 Sun 23-Oct-11 08:12:04

The clicky electric shock insect bite device from Boots is also good. Used it in the summer and they healed up much quicker too. Used it in combination antihistamine and hydrocortisone cream.

Shanghaidiva Sun 23-Oct-11 08:33:44

oral antihistimine
vick's menthol thingy on the bite - it really works!

josephinebonaparte Sun 23-Oct-11 14:28:02

Bicarb baths are good if they get really bad.

PrimaBallerina Sun 23-Oct-11 15:46:09

My mum swears that if you apply a thick paste of wet bicarb and let it dry it draws out the poison.

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