Jennifer
VIP July 2017

16 days to go and bug bites all over my arms. help!

Jennifer, on July 13, 2017 at 9:42 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 54
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I literally have mosquito bites ALL over my arms and legs... my legs will be covered anyway so I don't care a lot about them. But my arms have been beat up all summer, as soon as one goes away at least one more pops up. The dermatologist can't see me until after the wedding. I itch in my sleep and without even realizing it during the day and they turn to scabs and look horrible. Over the counter meds don't help. What should I do? I don't want scabs all over my arms at my wedding. Urgent care is expensive as heck under my insurance. Do I need to suck it up and pay the bill? I don't have a general physician as I moved here recently. What are my options?

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Latest activity by Sos0033, on July 15, 2017 at 2:28 PM
  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Bugs are getting worse and im getting them more often now. I'm so over it Smiley sad

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  • Melissa
    Master March 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Bites.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Sorry, I will edit. I'm a horrible speller Smiley sad

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  • Kennyeh
    Super August 2018
    Kennyeh ·
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    Wear a shawl ?

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  • Taryn
    Devoted July 2018
    Taryn ·
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    Do you think they will last that long? I don't typically ever have bites stay that long. Soaking in apple cider vinegar has significantly reduced swelling and redness for me in the past. That might be something to try that doesn't pose much cost or danger. I'm so sorry!!

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  • New
    VIP May 2017
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    Can you use insect repellent? If urgent care is not affordable you could ask the pharmacist for advice.

    You might want to try some concealer for your wedding day.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Way too hot for a shawl here. it's just the area. They literally get me when I'm waking to the car. They have multiple mosquito trucks that spray in this area but they just don't kill them all. I have never seen such big mosquitos, they are horrible! One of the reasons our wedding is indoors, ugh. I cabt stand them!

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  • Jenna
    Dedicated May 2018
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    I assume you've tried since you said over the counter meds don't help, but if not take benedryl and use hydrocortisone cream. Try wearing tight long sleeve shirt at night so you can't scratch

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Pharmacist recommended some stuff today that im trying. I already applied it like 5 times in the past 2 hours.

    I think I need something medicated. I will probably suck it up and go to urgent care tomorrow, I just hate to do that!

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    My bites don't heal as long as I itch them.

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  • TheeOne2Love
    VIP December 2017
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    Get some sawyers insect repellent. They sell it at Wal-Mart and Target. They have the kind you use on your clothes and skin. Best bug spray ever.


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  • J
    Dedicated August 2017
    Jessica ·
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    I'm so sorry. If you haven't opened the skin scratching, alcohol helps the itching to stop once it dries. If the skin is open, it will burn. Be mindful of that. All will be well, you and your arms will be beautiful

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    ThwwOne2Love, does it smell bad? that is the number one reason I don't use spray all the time.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    Thank you @Jesica. I think I'm gonna have to end up paying the bill Smiley sad

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    *and going to urgent care

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  • Red2018
    VIP August 2018
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    If it was me I wouldn't care about the smell and I'd have bug spray on 24/7 until after the wedding. What's a couple weeks of smelling bad? Your FI won't care.

    Or get one of those bracelets they sell for kids to wear. They repel insects

    ETA: words are hard at bed time

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  • JerseyGirl
    Master May 2017
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    Put gloves on at night so you don't scratch in your sleep. Second the benedryl- full strength, strongest dose. Wear lightweight long sleeves while outside. Can you get a referral to allergist? Perhaps you are having allergic reaction

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  • TheeOne2Love
    VIP December 2017
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    It doesnt smell at all. Ive even put it on with perfume and it still works. I used it in Jamaica for Mosquitoes and didnt get bit one time.

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  • Danielle
    VIP March 2017
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    There's really not much a doctor/provider can do for mosquitoe bites that you can't get OTC...seriously save your money. They'll fade away over the week - try to stop scratching at them and cause a secondary infection! I had well over 20-30 mosquito bites on my arms and legs from 4th of July and they're all gone. I put rubbing alcohol on them to help with the itching (I learned this from a trip to the Virgin Islands lol) and OTC Benadryl cream or hydrocortisone cream. Also Benadryl or Claritin or other antihistamine by mouth. Try try try to stop itching them and you'll be golden!! And try to stay inside more until the weddings over if the mosquitoes are that bad lol

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  • Endruger
    Dedicated July 2017
    Endruger ·
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    I am a week out with the same problem. Luckily, my long dress also has sleeves, so I'm not stressing for the most part. I've also been good about not scratching, so the welts aren't as bad as they could be, but I'm still getting new, unsightly bites. Some of us can't help it!! I live in the woods, and am also really sensitive to bites. I use Deep Woods OFF and everything. One thing that has helped in the past (and I'm about to pick some up tomorrow) is an OTC itch-relief spray. Insect repellant and itch-relief should help - good luck!

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