No, it's not prickly heat. There's no sign of a rash. I've only had this for the 7 years since we've lived here and also since I've been using so much anti-mozzie stuff. Nobody can tell me what it is. The pharmacy gave me a steroidal cream as a last resort but that didn't work either.
I've decided if it is the potions that are causing this, I'd rather have bites that itch for a while and go, to having this absolutely unbearable itch, 24/7 for the season.
I did start taking antihistamine tablets at the beginning of May as I knew I was considering this course of action. Thought it might help if I did get bitten.
I swear by Jungle formula in a white/green bottle - I use the roll on its fab and with the roll on it goes exactly where you want it to go !! I put that on before I go out to dinner and then take a pump action citronella spray and give my ankles a spray now and again over the course of the evening, the citronella is theo nly "perfume" I wear in Corfu !! ha! ha! Good job I love the smell isnt it ?
Message posted by angie-kev-molly on 30†June†2009 at 8:12pm - IP Logged
Apparently if you take garlic capsules for a month before you travel the mozzies dont bite you, I am going back to Sidari this August, so I am going to give it a go and see if it really do work, so !fingers crossed
Message posted by PaulEFC on 01†July†2009 at 9:31am - IP Logged
I was hoping not to be reminded about this ongoing topic but it was hell this year. I don't normally get bitten and have always used deet sprays and vitamin b but last week I was bitten a lot, mainly on the legs. Last year a maid recommended burning the spiral things during the day by the pool because they apparently bite then as well. Another point to mention for those staying in villas with cats in the vicinity. Check your seat cushions in the morning and found white hairs from a cat so there is a possibility that cat fleas may also be an issue.
Message posted by mike1908 on 01†July†2009 at 3:45pm - IP Logged
I usually get bitten a lot. This year I had a reaction to the sun which made my back itch. The doctor gave me some hydrocortisone cream and tablets for this and it also helped to reduce the itching from the mosquito bites. There were plenty of lemon trees where I was so I rubbed lemon on my bites and they seemed to go down pretty quickly. I also had some plug in zappers that I left in all the rooms all week, the blue light ones, and I sprayed the bedroom with a fly killer each night a few minutes before I went to bed. I still got bitten but probably not as bad as I have in the past. The bites I did get were probably from when I was outside.
Message posted by Lavinia on 01†July†2009 at 4:13pm - IP Logged
angie-kev-molly, the garlic capsules must not be the odourless ones or that defeats the object. Last year before we went I tried one of the normal garlic capsules & absolutely stunk the house out. The wife & daughter would not come near me for days.... so the rest went in the bin. We used Jungle formula "tropical" plus I took B1 for about a month before we went, lines the clothes in the suitcase with sheets of Bounce & not one bite between us....
By the way when are you going in August, we go 14th from Manchester, staying at Zafiris Appt's
I have bought the green/blue bottle - think it's the original? As members on here suggested, hope I got the right one!! It's on offer at the moment as well £1.75!! So I got two bottles - really hope I got it right!! ;-)
Hope this helps?
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