Monday, April 29, 2013

Bring on the Benadryl

We are well and truly in the south now and we have the bug bites to prove it.  At dinner two nights ago pretty much everyone wound up with dozens of bites from "no see ems" - tiny little things that bite like mosquitoes but don't reach their full itch potential for several hours.

Last night Jan was my roommate and we were both awake pretty much all night.  Jan tried ice, I tried hot compresses and oral Benadryl.  I must have checked my bed at least 4 times to make sure I was the only one in it - more and more welts seemed to pop up as the night went on.  Jan got up and took a shower at 2 AM and I reapplied cortisone solution several times. 

No sleep and several doses of Benadryl are not the best preparation for bicycling so I went in the van today and raided Walgreens for topicals that will hopefully work better.

Three more days of riding.


Colleen said...

Topical Benadryl is the stuff we like. I hope you itch less!

Janice in GA said...

I hope it's just no-see-ums and not chiggers.

Chiggers are Satan's minions. Srsly. I can tell you my chigger story one day when you're safely away from bugs.

Judi said...

Definitely not chiggers. Topical benadryl doesn't work very well for me, but I got some Caladryl today that seems to be reducing the intensity of the itchies.

CAT said...

Looks and sounds like you are having a GREAT time!!!
I'm happy for you!