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PostSubject: Mosquito bites   Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:22 am

Arghh. So I've been allergic to mozzie bites since I was a baby. Is thre a way to lessen the reaction?(other than to stop the cause haha=DEET) On occasion they can swell up to golf ball size ...


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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:59 am

alexczarn wrote:
Arghh. So I've been allergic to mozzie bites since I was a baby. Is thre a way to lessen the reaction?(other than to stop the cause haha=DEET) On occasion they can swell up to golf ball size ...


Benedryl will help with the itching.....but you need to stop before it happens....they say you can carry a dryer sheet in your pocket and it keeps them away...they don't like the smell of it......My kids called them "Skeeter Eaters" and hated them....the only time I didn't have problems with them was when I went through my chemo...they didn't like that taste either..... Yikes batEyes



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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:45 pm

YES...dryer sheet works Alex. Benedryl will help with the ones you have....and DONT SCRATCH!




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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:08 pm

Wow, I never knew about the dryer sheet trick. Last year in S. Carolina the mosquitoes just ate me alive. Can't wait to try this!
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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Wed May 09, 2012 8:24 pm

I didn't know that.Thanks for sharing.


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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:50 pm

I didn't know that dryer sheets keep mosquitoes away. My problem is I have to use dryer sheets that are dye and scent free. I have sensitive skin. Scented dryer sheets plug me up.
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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:44 pm

alexczarn wrote:
Arghh. So I've been allergic to mozzie bites since I was a baby. Is thre a way to lessen the reaction?(other than to stop the cause haha=DEET) On occasion they can swell up to golf ball size ...

Define allergic.

Aren't we all allergic, so to speak?? (the itching)



Benedryl has a tendency to make you loopy and/or sleepy. I would say, either topical benedryl, clear calamine lotion or even meat tenderizer.
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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:35 pm

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alexczarn wrote:
Arghh. So I've been allergic to mozzie bites since I was a baby. Is thre a way to lessen the reaction?(other than to stop the cause haha=DEET) On occasion they can swell up to golf ball size ...

Define allergic.

Aren't we all allergic, so to speak?? (the itching)



Benedryl has a tendency to make you loopy and/or sleepy. I would say, either topical benedryl, clear calamine lotion or even meat tenderizer.

No, actually, some people have no reaction to mosquitoes whatsoever. My Dad is one of them. Others can swell up quite severely, with large, painful welts, or they can itch for several weeks from one bite. Minor itching is pretty common, but I would say that he defined it pretty well with "they can swell up to golf ball size". That's pretty indicative that he has a worse reaction than most people do.

Alex, there are a lot of herbal oils that are supposed to help to repel mosquitoes:



  • Citronella Oil
  • Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
  • Cinnamon Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Cedar Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Clove Oil
  • Geranium Oil
Also, I don't know if this works or not, but one of my camping friends says that he kept a sheet of Bounce in his pocket and that he had much less trouble with mosquitoes this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:39 pm

I am going to let my niece know about those oils, Lisa. She's just like Alex---her mosquito bites can become like golf balls---they are very hard to the touch, too. She's 18 now, but when I used to care for her I would have to smother her with repellent and always felt SO awful for her especially when she was very young and didn't understand it. As far as I know, she is still bothered with this issue.

And speaking of mosquitoes, I had one in my house tonight. Isn't it a tad COLD for them?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:02 am

Alex, I know you said you are coming to Texas next year. Come armed, my boy. Everything's bigger in Texas! We have them March til December here.




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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:57 pm

Gin wrote:
Alex, I know you said you are coming to Texas next year. Come armed, my boy. Everything's bigger in Texas! We have them March til December here.

There were none this year... so hoping...


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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 pm

don't need to worry about this for winter,


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PostSubject: Re: Mosquito bites   Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:28 pm

Don't be too sure... There are plenty in the Bronx for some bizarre reason.

My squallor kids come in swarming with bites from things that should be dead in winter...
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