Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Home remedies...Oy

As I am just afflicted with the agony of my bites, all I have done in study up on itch relief remedies. There are some really crazy ideas out there. Using bleach, burning yourself with a lighter, etc. But also some I have tried since my last post. I tried Orajel, nothing. I tried deodorant, nada. I tried Preparation H, nicht. I can't decide if the Chloraseptic spray helped at all, so I am keeping it near to try again. Right this minute, Calamine lotion is working but I won't hold my breath. Things will work at first on me, and then my body adjusts and it doesn't help. My only friend is the ice packs and I can't bring them with me!! :( Some of the other weird ones are using the inside of a banana peel, scotch tape, nail polish, a meat tenderizer (I have no idea how THAT works!!), a Tums paste, Vicks Vapo-rub, table salt mixed with spit and many more. Ahhh home remedies.

Tommorrow I have my first ever dermatologist appointment. I have moles to be checked out and these things on my face that make me very self-conscious. Plus I am hoping (which will make it not happen I just know it) she can prescribe something to help the itches, or even give me a shot, and shots terrify me! So as that is ALL I have, I will leave you with a Stewart video to make you laugh.


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Jessica♥ said...

home remedies were always interesting to me. =]

Tori_z said...

Have you tried vinegar? Just the standard stuff you'd have on chips. Might sound weird (and doesn't smell too good) but it often works quite well.

mama-face said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I have no idea which of those 'cures' is the craziest! Table salt mixed with spit...ew.
Hopefully the dr. has something to help you.

Joanne said...

Hey what happened to the best of all - toothpaste? I dunno something I heard years ago -- I always thought that the mosquitos somehow added the meat tenderizer cure - get the skin all ready for round two. Miserable beasties!!!

Can you take anti-histamines? That is supposed to help with the itch internally - I dunno I can't take them.

Sheri said...

GL at the dermatologist, I need to go sometime too. Let us know how it went! :)

Lee said...

Nail polish won't work. That's the remedy for chiggers, and it really just doesn't work.

Brandi said...

Home remedies are great... Especially from old people. LOL. My mother-in-law used an egg to break my son's fever the last time she was down...

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