Monday, September 19, 2011
A Cure for Itchy Mosquito Bites
I don't know if these pictures are good enough to portray the hell of monster mosquito bites adequately. The red spots you see in the mirror behind me show some of the bites I have on my back. In the smaller picture, you can see some bites in front, in the lower left corner.
Fun times. I got them during a field trip to Alamo Square, where the famous Painted Sisters live. We were there to look at the park's 12 to 20 foot wide foot paths. The foot path proposed for to renovation in Dolores Park is 12 feet wide, and people are coming unglued at the thought of it ruining the "green expanses" of green grass.
I am not normally prone to showing my skin on the World Wide Web, but I need to pass on a miracle cure for itchy mosquito bites. Those bites were so red and swollen, that the bites were all one horrible, huge large pancake sized welt. Of itchy-ness. MS sometimes tells me things that aren't true, like there's an itch in my ear that feels like my hair is poking me, tickle/itching inside my ear. I look in the mirror to make sure it's not a hair - and it's not. MS is fcuking with me again. So I figured that the itch on my back was the same thing, so I scratched and scratched with a back scratcher, not realizing at the time they were mosquito bites.
And of course, MS over-reacted. This was no ordinary itch. After about the 10th day of it getting worse, larger, and redder, I started to get worried. Perhaps it was infected? Or it was a spider bite? Or bedbugs even?! I looked up itching in Google. I found a site dedicated to itching solutions. One of them was to blow hot air from a hair dryer on the bite/s, to the point of burning the skin for a couple of seconds. I decided to try it, preferring pain over itching.
It worked! It went from a welt of about 8 X 8 inches diameter to what you see in the pictures. And it never itched again.
I love the Internet.