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Want to see my insect bite?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Brock, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Sickos!
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    Nice eh? I've got two of them, that one which made my entire calf swell up, and one right in the crease of the back of my knee. Had trouble getting out of bed this morning.
    The swelling has gone down a bit since last night, so I suppose I'll be ok. ;)
     
  2. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    ow ow ow. Do you know what bit you?
     
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    For a moment I thought your 'Strawberry Mivvi' had melted in the heat
     
  4. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Eiuuwwww...that's gross.....best get down the hospital or Docs with that mate. Yoo got any intinflammatry stuff for now?
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Doesn't look very nice, any clue as to what gave you the bite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Can I have your bikes when you, er, well you know, um, er, die:evil:
     
  7. OP
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    Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I assume it was just some variety of flying mosquito type beastie. I had similar reactions twice last year. Apparently if I keep getting bitten by them I'll become more immune.
    I'm taking anti histamine tablets to try and control the swelling. Pretty sure it'll be a lot better by tomorrow, but it's going to mean another couple of crater like scars on my otherwise immaculate legs. gasp sob.
     
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Well, they're not Immac legs, that's for sure.
     
  9. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    I was bitten by a garden orb spider once, on the cheek, it came up like that. It was also very painful, but the doctor at the works clinic didn't believe a British spider could do that.
     
  10. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Ow! Looks sore!

    Some wee fella stung me when I was on holiday this july - it was on my ankle and it swelled up so much I couldn't wear a shoe for a couple of days - I was really scared, I have to say!
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    :sad:
    Well sorry Mr Phoebus, I'll make sure to try an present a smoother calf to you next time ;)
     
  12. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    I'm an hirsute ape, too. :smile:
     
  13. OP
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    Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I'd never considered leg shaving as a worthwhile or manly pursuit, but it would be nice not to have the discomfort of mutant mossie bites exacerbated by hairs getting matted into the oozing egg yolk stuff that keeps coming out. ;)
     
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    A few years ago when my son was about 4 years old he woke up one morning and his left ear and cheek were red and swollen so much that his face was slightly distorted. My wife went bananas and just about stripped the whole house but we never found anything. After about a week it subsided and all returned to normal, but it had us really worried I can tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    So when the 'bite' has subsided does that mean you'll join the elite leg shaving members!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!