Disfiguring mosquito bites....

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   Posted 9/7/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, the seasons are just ever so slightly starting to change, and I can finally dare to venture outside.(It has been one long hot summer....still getting tob be 108 during the day.) But we have also had a bit of rain. Lovely, but, Hades sent the mosquitoes with the rain. I have tried to garden, and I look like I have the measles or the pox. Heck, not even the Deet is scaring them off.(Not sure, but kinda feel funny after applying the deet, and have to take a shower after...anyone else had side efffects due to DEET?)

Okay, so my post has two purposes. One to vent. Urrrrrrrrrrrrrg. Finally get to go outside and get swarmed by stupid, hungry, getting fatter, blood-sucking, horrid, despicable, infinite negative adjective, mosquitoes! My legs, which were starting to look better, now look hideous!!:( Second purpose; does this have to do with the Humira, prednisone, or the CD itself?

Wait a minute, I have a third question....I have to take my next Humira Dose on in 2 days...would any of you consider this a contraindicating factor in taking the next dose?


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   Posted 9/7/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
DEET can do that.
I found that remicade made me more sensitive to bites.
Ask the pharm or doc about that one
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   Posted 9/8/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you sure all of it is mosquito bites? CD can cause little itchy bumps that look, and feel like bites, except thay last for a long time and scar. Some folks get them so badly their legs look like they have scabies, or a serious flea problem. I only get 2-3 at a time, and usually on the fingers or hands. Only rarely do I get them on my legs.
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   Posted 9/8/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
well, we don't have any pets, so I don't really think it's fleas. I've also killed a few mosquitoes in the house. They have even gotten my husband. Yet not sure if the bites on my legs are just mosquitos...it just looks horrid. I even got a bites on my hand and on the forearm...but those on my legs are worse looking...don't know why. I know other parts of the world have to live with these little critters, but most of the time it is too hot here, but we have had one wet monsoon with lots of retention basins still holding water. Oh, and the evenings are getting a bit cooler...that's when all these little critters seem to come out. seem to make gardening not as fun.

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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
If they are truly mosquito bites (hate those buggers and I love your description!), I have a great home remedy. Mom always told us to dampen a finger and make a swirl of bar soap, then rub that on the spot. It always seemed to take the itch away and the swelling right after it. I use liquid antibacterial soap now and it works too.
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