Suffering today, the local Horsefly community objected last night when I took a spade to my mooring to put in some slabs and a new storage bunker. By the time I realised they were having a go it was too late and I had ben bitten 12 times.... So it was a shower and them lathered with Anthisan to try and hold the swelling and itching.
So this morning I was awake at 5.30 aching from the digging and itching from my encounter with the little buggers. The new protocol will be insect repellant now every time I am working outdoors. They got me 3 times last week when fishing and I thought I was ok in long jeans last night and still got one bite on my leg.
I look like a drug addict at the moment.....
Having read up on the bites it is clear the best approach is to hold the itching as the scratching can introduce infection. Keeping an eye for tell tale signs of infection... where is my nurse when I need her ?
Live and learn as they say - at least my bunker is up and now relieving the pressure on the fore-cabin so I can actually get in and find stuff = vacuum cleaner !!