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woof
02-08-2010, 22:01
Anyone else been bitten ?, i got bitten on sunday,now got heavy swelling with pain, stiffness and blisters that keep weeping.

Rob

Trev
02-08-2010, 22:10
Hi ,
Not been bitten , but folklore says ingested ginger should ease the swelling/pain/weeping . Sounds nasty mate , hope it gets better .
Cheers , Trev
p.s. not raw ginger , things with ginger in . Wouldn't want anyone to eat raw ginger on my account .

Andy80F
02-08-2010, 22:54
Ginger has a proven antiemetic action, that is it helps stop nausea and vomiting for a lot of people (great for hangovers), and taking ginger beer when you have nausea can be efficacious in both helping control the nausea and in replacing some fluid.

Its late for the Blandford Fly which is more common May/June time and its the female only that feeds being one of the few insects to show a preference for human blood.

An antihistamine can help sometimes in controlling the symptoms but you do have to be on guard for infection secondary to the wound esp when the blister is burst.

Not seen too many Blandford Fly bites this year but maybe they are late this year and hopefully yours is just an isolated incident rather than the start of the "season".

Andy80F

nitrambur
02-08-2010, 23:06
Not been bitten but I've drunk a few bottles

http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/beers/badgerales/blandfordfly.asp

Dougster
03-08-2010, 00:23
Not been bitten but I've drunk a few bottles

http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/beers/badgerales/blandfordfly.asp

That was my first thought, in fact a visit to the Brewery is due.

Hope the real bite fades soonest.

Laurentius
03-08-2010, 00:27
Well I dunno what a blandford fly is but i have been laid low by a good old fashioned gad fly which caused a leg to swell up.l

woof
03-08-2010, 20:14
Thanks for the advice folks, think i'll have to try that beer !.

Rob

fiskman6666
05-08-2010, 22:27
Well I dunno what a blandford fly is but i have been laid low by a good old fashioned gad fly which caused a leg to swell up.l

Tis a little black fly that deserves to be exterminated.I have been bitten and had extreme reactions ranging from swellings and blisters to severe fever and hallucigenic reactions on other occasions zero effects.To my mind if ever there was a realistic reason for total extermination ,this little varmint warrants it.
Dave