It’s summer. We live in a campground surrounded by grass. I expect to be bite by mosquitoes. I stay prepared except for last Wednesday. I was visiting a friend. We sat on her back deck with no protection. I felt fine during Thursday day. However, when night came my legs started to swell with a mass of bumps. My skin was so irritated that I did not sleep well that night. I have tried everything to stop the itch – witch hazel, Benadryl, calamine lotion, miracle oil as well as a homemade essential oil mixture. All have worked for very short periods of time but I am still not able to sleep through the night. I am exhausted. It gets worse when I sweat or get wet. Showers have become very short.
I am not trying to complain but explain. I lived in Georgia for 19 years. I have camped in a tent all over the United States. I have never experienced this level of discomfort from a mosquito bite. I grew up in Connecticut. I lived here for first 29 years of my life. Still I have never experienced this. I want to warn y’all to be prepared with bug spray if you visit southeastern Connecticut. The mosquitoes are no joke. I am open to any remedy you might have used to stop the itch. I need sleep. It is awful. It is Monday. There is no way my leg should be so impacted from bites. I can’t stand to have clothes touch my bites. Unfortunately, this has happened to Edonna as well. She stated it took a week before she started to feel better. I know that I am near the end of the discomfort. These zombie mosquitoes got to go. Be careful out there!