Now I have been called many many things, and I’d fit into a dozen or so descriptive pigeon holes buts a sweet treat might be the more unusual one. For it is the season of the blood suckers to find that warm spot where the blood flows and hook on in, not just the once nor twice but the thrice, then send a 5* review on the insect internet and before you now it I am the number one eatery where every bug must be seen..
I am being bitten.
Happens every year, and in all the usual places, neck, wrists, back of knees, lower legs, ankle and tops of my feet, sometimes in my hair and quite often along the ladies knicker line [cheeky]. The itching drives me insane. I have tried numerous home remedies and several over the counter supplies and while the itching might subside for all of a moment or two they will then get together and start again and the brain is screaming for me to grab a hair brush, tooth brush, nail brush and scrub until I am red raw and bleeding.
They follow the pattern, a particular style of itch … you wipe your hand across to feel for something, it subsides and then itches again, you wipe with a cool cloth no sign of anything but the itch. A few hours later, you’ve been good and only rubbed or dabbed not scratched and a red whelp begins to rise – ahhh gooooood. Well it depends which way of the two it goes, if the bump decides to top it self off with a clear blister, that is excellent and blister will burst, ooze will ooze, itching will subside. But if there is no blister the cycle of itch, itch, itch, itch, itch, itch will last for days and I have been guilty on occasion of digging my nail into the area so deep as to draw blood, then the itching subsides.
Now we have had a couple of real heavy thunderclap down pours there will be more and more of the buggers about to wait for that muggy night when deep in my slumber they come to par-rty.
Many moons ago when I was bitten by something that brought up a blister the size of a 10 pence piece, I went to the Dermatologist who almost dance and clapped at the sight of it and declared that I am prone to an allergic reaction to the histamine.
Pass the loofa.
Could you just ….. left a bit .. down a bit …. right a bit … ooooohhhhhhhaaaaahhhhhhyesssjustthererererereer