On the 28th of November 2010, I started writing this post…
On the 21st of Januray 2011, I wish I had followed my own advice.
I was innocently waving goodbye to Phill’s brother at about 9pm last night, just 5 mosquito bites made me violently ill. Was the busy week, pregnancy and tiredness as factor? Perhaps?
Over the years I’ve found the insect repellents to make me itchy, ineffective and I come up with hives anyway. Then I found Bayer’s roll on repellent! Then they discontinued it!
Aerogard Odourless pump pack is my weapon on choice now. I can wear it happily for several hours.
Tips and tricks
- Don’t go outside after 4pm without bug spray on! (Especially near water, damp gardens or on humid nights)
- Do allow yourself to be ‘rude’ and stay inside rather than wave goodbye (reminder to myself – I often forget this! No one really minds if you say goodbye at the door)
- Do drink lots of water
- Do take it slowly
- Don’t let people convince you the mozzies aren’t all that bad!
I am thankful for my husband, mum and the locum Doctor who cared for me. I am thankful I didn’t end up in hospital.