Ok so this is probably a bit of an odd question. But what are people experiences with insect bites since being dx? I’m constantly being bitten, 2 of which have turned into blisters. This may have nothing to do with the ms, im just curious if anyone has had a similar experience Thanks
My wife (who has MS) has always been more prone to being bitten than me, I still get insect bites, just not as many as she does.
I wonder if there is any connection
I always get loads of bites. In fact I had a load all over the back of my legs just before diagnosis. I have heard that if you have lower vitamin B levels little bitey things like your blood more. So there might be some sort of connection there.
Beer is medicinal.
Works for me.
tonic water keeps mosquitoes away, but don’t forget to add gin.
Funny you should ask! I have never really been troubled by insect bites - they have never seemed to fancy me much - but recently this has changed: even a humble midge bite turns into a bit of a performance. Nothing serious, but unsightly and long-lasting and different from normal. Either the midges have developed a bad attitude or I have suddenly become tasty if you’re an insect.
the italian side of the family used to love it when i visited them; they knew they would get away with being bug free, as all blood suckers would make their way to my pasty coloured flesh!
marmite is supposed to work as a deterrent. although i like to think that any mossie that gets me, finds themselves contending with tecfidera rich blood and thus gastro-upset and endless flushing! ha!
for those who get bitten no matter what and thus have to deal with the itch… the best management i have found… a square of cellotape. i promise you, it works.
Nah not me, i am half Italian, rarely get bites even with MS, i do take garlic tablet everyday perhaps that helps lol. I just think there are more flying biting things around its like living in the tropics now.
Mediterranean mosquitos used to love me but this year we visited Canada and i was the only one not bitten. i wondered if it was due to taking tec (havw been on it for 10 months). i think i need more evidence and need to visit somewhere hot and sunny in the med again to test my theory! ha ha