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#21 Dhaulaghiri

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

We've been to Florida recently, and I *have* to add Mosquito's to this list! We'd ran into them on other trips of course (mostly while out camping) but the Florida kind seemed especially evil. Not only do the bumps they leave itch 100 times worse than the local variety, they also sting very painfully!

Pro of this last feeling is that you know you have been stung & can retaliate, con is that the damage is already done.... itchy itchy itchy.

 

Oh, and whatever we used to spray on us as bugrepellent, NOTHING seemed to work :(

 

Before we came to Houston I read up a little on the dangers while out caching/camping and so far I've managed to stay clear of PI and other dangerous plants/animals.... if only we could eradicate all chiggers & mosquito's all would be well in the world!


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

Not sure what it is but my Dr. told me last year after BB a crying run when the PI got into my blood stream that if I kept caching he would prescribe me something you drink at the beginning of spring an it is suppose to not let the oils effect ya. I'll have to give him a call.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

My last episode of chiggers caused me to change my strategy of applying Deet.  First, I apply it on my legs, around my waist, around the arms, back and certain areas of the chest...then I put my clothes on.  Before putting my clothes on, I spray my socks with deet, the lining of my pants, the seams and then around the waist, behind the knees.  If the chiggers or PI does not kill me the deet will.  I figure I will have a build up of deet in my bloodstream so that one bite from a tic or chigger, it just dies instantly.  The last episode of chiggers was horrible so I am trying everything in my power to keep from getting them again!! 

 

Use *Woodmans Off* or 100% deet repellent...that is the only thing that works the best!!



#24 Baytown Bert

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

I hate chiggers worse than anything and my PI is just now in remission.  It does not compare.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

Cache Control, on 22 Jul 2013 - 8:08 PM, said:
Not sure what it is but my Dr. told me last year after BB a crying run when the PI got into my blood stream that if I kept caching he would prescribe me something you drink at the beginning of spring an it is suppose to not let the oils effect ya. I'll have to give him a call.

 

What the Dr. was referring to was most likely Oral Ivy.

Shannon of Team Skammer mentioned it to me one time and I was like "whats that.. your porn name?"... she was very embarrassed. So that ended being my nickname for her for a good while... Good times... :)

Anyway... she said it worked fairly well for her. It didn't stop the PI but reduced the severity of her PI episodes. I know she was pretty allergic to PI.

If I get PI on my face I'll go the doctor and get a prescription for prednisone. It will clear it up for me in about two days.


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