AnswerID: 365549 Submitted: Monday, May 18, 2009 at 19:19
My wife is very sensitive to those little @#$% and use to come up in lumps and would itch for weeks.
However, we found something that works for her, you can get it from Avon it's called Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard Insect Repellent.
If she gets bitten before she has put it on she immediately comes up in lumps but within a few minutes of applying this stuff the lumps disappear and no itching after wards.
It works on every insect bite, jumping ants, black ants, apply it to the bite and the swelling is gone within minutes.
Sandflies don't worry me I get bitten and don't come up in lumps or itch so I don't use it that often but when they are heavy I have used it and it does repel them.
I've used it on ant bites and have found that the sting and swelling goes within a few minutes, even on a scorpion bite.
I understand that the Australian Army is now using the same stuff.
When we have been camping, we have on occasions lent it to people who have been covered in lumps and they have found it gets the lumps down and stops the itching.
Anyway we swear by it and use nothing else and it's been the only one that has worked for my wife.
We got on to it after reading the Complete Book of Barramundi
Fishing by Dick Eussen. But he mentioned Avon Skin So Soft bath oil, we did try it and found it worked but not long after Avon bought out the insect repellent.
We found the bath oil didn't work on mossies but their insect repellent did so that's all we use now.
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FollowupID: 633243 Submitted:
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 19:25
just goin posted:
Thats interesting....will have to try and find someone that sells avon now!
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FollowupID: 633313 Submitted:
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 07:30
I guess everyone uses what works for them and we've tried so many without real success. A couple of years ago we were at Point Sampson and there was a young
couple camped next to us who really got attacked a few days before we arrived and they were covered in bite/lumps.
So we gave them some of the Avon to try and within an hour their lumps had disappeared and the itching subsided.
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