Blood SuckersUpdated: November 1st, 2017
And I don't mean us humans that consume anything, anywhere at anytime but those little buggers that feed on us, or in this case me. I've been the source of food for many ticks, horse-flies, and mosquitoes.
Although horseflys and to a lesser degree, mosquitoes, cause initial bites and prolonged swelling unlike ticks they do not stay attached given their ability to fly.
Ticks although sometimes feeding for days before discovery, as they are so small and do not fly, are fairly easily removed; although care has to be taken not to leave their mouth claws embedded in the skin as this may lead to infection. There is always the possibility of contractingLyme's disease(which I hope I haven't as " . . . development of infection is rare" . . . "1 in 50") Diagnosis
Recently (Feb 2016) I had an itchy area on the inside of my left wrist. It took some weeks before I took serious action. (Update May 2017: Still have a tendency for left wrist to be itchy, seems like either a virus or immune issue?) I thought it may be scabies as they breed under the skin and cannot be removed like ticks.
Scabies see page 3
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I have received an email from Boots saying that the Derma (Hydrocortisone) Cream they sell has no animal derived products: so I will try that in the next day or two.
I've been using the permethrin and zinc continuously to no effect. I'm now wondering if it isimpetigo,a bacterial infection, after grazing the inside of my wrist(s). If it is impetigo then I may use antibiotics???
Will try the Hydrocortisone first as I would have thought any bacterial infection would have been destoryed using the essential oils.