When I was a child I used to have severe topical allergic reactions to Mosquito bites. The bite area would swell the size of a nickle or as big as a half-dollar depending on how much I would scratch it. Those pests would even bite through my clothes. I remember scratching the bites just to make them bleed so they would stop itching. Somewhere along the line my mom talked to a pharmacist about taking a B vitamin-either B11 or B12 because it gives off an odor from the skin that mosquitoes don't like. Years passed and my reactions became less; I don't like using bug repellent but if I'm camping I would. This year I'm experiencing the same reactions again; don't know what has changed in my chemistry or if it is these Colorado bugs know I'm a newbie but I'm getting bit just by being outside for a minute or two. Do any of my bloggy friends know what I can do to make myself less appealing to these bugs? I could easily where a long sleeved shirt and pants but that isn't always the thought that pops into my head.
Dear hubby leaves today for a five day golf trip and I had all sorts of wonderful things planned but alas I feel a cold coming on so I may just be taking it easy while he's gone.
Have a wonderful weekend friends and enjoy life.
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