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Old 01-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Help me enjoy camping

OK start with my easiest whine (I hope.). We are in FL. I am covered in bug bites. My friend thinks that they are noseeums. I hate sticky bug repellent.

Help. They itch something awful. Ideas for itch and repellent?


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Old 01-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Itch - Cordaid.
Repellant - 100 Deet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Some benadryl or other antihistamine might help with the itchiness.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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After Bite works well at stopping the itch fast.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Can you get Deet in that dose that is not sticky?

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Cindy,
Try lightweight long sleeves and long pants and just spray the clothes, not your skin. Not sticky.
Aveeno creme, or Johnson and Johnson clear anti-itch, is my favorite.
No seeum bites don't itch for long (at least, not for me.)
And depending on where you are in Florida, tonight's cold weather should knock the bugs down for awhile, anyway.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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Vanilla diluted in water and sprayed on the skin repels a lot of different bugs (not always effective on mosquitoes.) the two best parts is it smells good and is non toxic. We use it as repellant for black flies around blue bird houses and it works very well. Good luck
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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For the itch-Chiggerex Plus

I can't remember the brand, but look for a repellent that says family friendly. The is more than one repellent (deet) that is not greasy/oily.
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I have seen Off with Deet that said on the label that it wasn't sticky, and it wasn't. I think it had powder or something in the spray or something like that.
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Whatever bit me may have bitten through sweatshirt material during my AM workout on the mat in the screenhouse. Three days later I still have itchy red welts with what looks like blisters on top. I have to bath almost in Cortizone to sleep and aometimes in the middle of the night too.
Kevin suggested camping during one of our conferences this spring. After this trip I am very reluctant. I do not want to walk around smelling of Deet or scratching bug bites.
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Oh man, this is not the kind of camping trip I wish to vicariously experience.... I'm scratching already!

Cindy, I can't help with any topical creams, etc. But, if noseeums are like mosquitoes... a breeze keeps them away. I always carry a clip-on fan in the trailer and if sitting outside and the air is still and the mosquitoes are trying to attack... I clip the fan to something close by and viola! The nasty bugs move on. Maybe this tip will help you in the future.
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If you are where there is spanish moss, it is full of chiggers (red bugs to the old timers in FL) The blister sounds like chiggers. They seem to like some people and not others. DEET would keep them off but once you've got them it takes awhile for the bumps to go away. A steroid cream might give you some relief and a Dr. could write a prescription for a stronger version of Cortaid.
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If it were summer time and you were in Va. and you got the bites after being near the ground it sounds like chiggers. They usually bite the ankles and legs and try to get to warm moist areas like the beltline and other areas. We use a dab of clear nail polish on each chigger bite, works for us.
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We were just a little north in GA with no bite problems. Looks like a different type workout that is not on the ground may be necessary. Maybe add a patio mat/ camping rug in the screenhouse although they are very porous.
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