(yeah...i know it's a bee and not a mosquito, but it is a bug and it stings
--close enough for this post)
At least mosquitoes think so. I was sitting there minding my own business--okay, so I was taking a nap...but that's my business--and I kept feeling little tickly things on my skin. I brushed them away. They came back. I looked and thought it was a gnat. It kept coming back.
Lo and behold...it was a frickin' mosquito in camouflage. I kid you not. The mask slipped and I saw its real face. Then I tried to kill it. That sucker was fast. Bit me several times before I eliminated it. Itch.
I have found that if I wear a light layer of tea tree oil, mosquitoes leave me alone. However, I was in my house--not out walking the nature trails--and was not expecting the blood sucker in disguise.
So now that I have been bitten, I will scratch and take some Antronex. That usually helps. It contains a natural antihistamine that works for me.
What are your tips for a) avoiding being bitten and b) reducing the itchiness if you have been? Please share. I'm always looking for new ways to minimize the damage.