Allergic to Insect bites

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Clartylou, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Clartylou

    Clartylou Mummy to Samuel, Pgt no#2

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    I have an allergy to midgey bites, I come out in huge red sore lumps which are bigger than a 50p. I am usually on antihistamines for my hayfever, which help reduce the above, but due to the pregnancy I am not on them. I got bitten yesterday morning and my legs are SO sore, I have phoned NHS24 (NHS direct, but scottish) and they have advised I ice them, use Calamine lotion and keep an eye on them. Great, doesn't help the pain or the irritating when wearing long trousers.

    I am going to try and get an urgent GP appt on Monday, I know I can't take anything for them, but one of them looks a little purple and I want to get it checked out properly.

    My poor legs!

    Cx
     
  2. dreams

    dreams My beautiful baby Ffion

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    I'm exactly the same, its awful isn't it :( Have you tried lemon juice? It stings a little when you apply it for the first time but it does help
     
  3. 2nd time mum

    2nd time mum Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same and am just covered just now on my feet and legs. Will defo try the lemon juice!
     
  4. jellyk

    jellyk Well-Known Member

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    I ha a couple of flea bites a while a go and reacted really badly to them - the area all around them on my leg went all swollen. I just used calamine and ice but it was horrid and they took ages to go down. I did try a bit of hydrocortisone which I had been prescribed for something else but I don't think it did anything.
     

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