Posted 7/4/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)
I don't know what type of bites you have, we have fire ants and I have a terrible time getting them to heal. They can remain a pus filling lump for a month or so and sometimes scar at least for a while. I've been able to clear them up by draining them and putting alcohol on them to really dry them out. And once they scab over, putting neosporin on them if they don't get better. I think the doc may be a good idea because one time I thought I had bites and it turned out to be hives and another time I got an allergic reaction to a yellow fly bite and got sick after a few days. I hope you get them cleared up. I had horses, and as for horse fly and deer fly bites, for itching, I used to use tiger balm, which is a really strong camphor ointment like an intense form of bengay, and it seeme to take the itch out but they still hung around. I hope the bugs stop biting. Oh, another thing I learned from the horses is that if you take Avon Skin So Soft and mix it half and half with water in a spray bottle you can use it for an insect spray and we used to use it on the horses and it works better in most cases than any of the agricultural, chemical based sprays, even with some mosquitos, gnats, bot flys, deer, black, horse flys, and just about any biting insects. If you go in a tack shop (horse equipment store) you will find it there because we all use it on our horses.
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