Friday, September 26, 2008

Does anyone have any ideas for me?

Sorry to do a Jordan post two days in a row...but I don't know what I'm going to do with the child! Seriously, she is the most bug-bitten person I have ever seen in my life! Earlier this summer she got into an anthill and had about 30-40 ant bites all over her body.

When the weather was getting warmer and warmer, our yard FILLED UP with mosquitoes. Currently, she has about 50, yes FIFTY, mosquito bites on her little bitty body. Most of these are OPEN sores b/c in her sleep she scratches them--sometimes when she wakes up her sheets are bloody. I have started putting her in pants, but it doesn't always work.

Sunday at the Youth Group's Flag Football Tourney, she got into more ants on the football field and got about 15 ant bites to add to her skeeter bites!!

Seriously!!! Is she really that sweet??? I really don't know what to do about this!!


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What I need to know....

1. What's the best thing you've used to keep mosquitoes from biting?
--I've tried Off, Cutter, SkinSoSoft...

2. What's the best thing you've used to keep bites from itching?
--I have been giving her Benadryl at night. I also use Caladryl Clear and Benadryl spray during the day. Once they're open sores, though, the medicines burn--She hollers, "It's hot, Mommy, It's hot!!"

3. Do you know anything you can spread/spray in the grass to keep mosquitoes away from your yard?
--I am hoping for a natural deterrant and don't really want to put a chemical, but I may resort to that if I have to...

5 comments:

Sunny said...

YIKES!!! My 1st question was going to be whether or not you are putting anything on her, but I guess that you have tried it all! We like the Off wipes and the Skin So Soft. Joshua is allergic, so we were given a prescription for his ONE bite. Maybe you could ask your doctor about something like that, seeing as how she has SO many! I don't know what to put in your yard. Yesterday, we were outside and I was getting bitten and so we headed inside. Hopefully we will have a freeze here soon and we can all enjoy being outside.

Brooke said...

Poor thing! Caley got attacked really bad this year with mosquitos and I used Caladryl. Not sure what to do when it is an open bite. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

pop them and put a band aid over them the poping gets the poisin out so they dont itch i know there is something ou can wash with your clothes so they dont itch but dont know what it is called

Anonymous said...

i have heard to spray full strength mouthwash on arms/legs but have never tried it

Bethany said...

Poor thing. I have no advice for you. I hope that Jordan gets better soon...and those darned bugs die! :)