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Chewed up by mosquitos




Really badly. Theeth smiley

My fault. I have half a cigar after my wife goes to bed. It'll be on the screened-in porch here in MA.

I haven't had any cigars in Corolla the past few times I or we (wife and I) have been there. I did last week. Didn't use the porch.

We were in Corolla last week. We have new decks, and new upper deck furniture. Also, had 10 or 11 pines removed since last October in addition to 2 - 3 trees lost to Matthew in September 2016. So, I had a half cigar most nights after Nan went to bed while walking around on the porch looking at things.

Any idea that cigar smoke would keep mosquitos away is fallacy. I am really, really chewed up. Theeth smiley


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I feel your pain. I scratch all summer, every summer. Nothing works that well for me, even Deet which I hate to use anyway. The only thing I've found that at least temporarily eases the itch is to heat a spoon in water as hot as I can stand and hold it against the bite. Sounds crazy but it gives me some temporary relief since I refuse to give up outdoor adventures and am pretty much resigned to being Dare County's mosquito magnet.


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Has anyone tried Neosporin with pain relief? Or the generic. Works for me on just about any kind of insect bites. Give it a try. It might work for you.


RE: Chewed up by mosquitos




Has anyone tried Neosporin with pain relief? Or the generic. Works for me on just about any kind of insect bites. Give it a try. It might work for you.

Old #art

My medicine cabinet has about every anti-itch medication they make but I'm not sure about this one. Plain Neosporin, yes but I'll check and see if it's the pain relief kind. Worth a try if I haven't already Thanks!


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Has anyone tried the "Bug bite thing suction tool" (seach Amazon for it) or similar? It's a syringe type gadget that is supposed to suck the mosquito saliva out and stop the itch and swelling. Based on the reviews it works for a lot of folks, but not for all. Mosquitos don't bother me much, but they love my wife.


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Chap stick rubbed on the bite(s) helps stop the itch. You will have to apply it several times a day, but is works.

To keep them away make a drink of vinegar. I use half a cup of vinegar in a half gal of water and ad sweetener. When you sweat, you will sweat out the vinegar and mosquitos avoid it. There is a drink from the middle ages that is very good. Not sure of the name, it is something like sackongammin. Water, vinegar, and steep ,mint in it.


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Even better … I have a mix of mosquito bites and some plant reaction. Banana

Noticed that many of the itching spots aren't mosquito welts. Must have come from the three lawn/leaf bags of pine needles and stuff and the trimming/pulling I did last week. Didn't notice any poison ivy. May have missed it. Wonder what else it could have been. Tounge smiley


RE: Chewed up by mosquitos




Even better … I have a mix of mosquito bites and some plant reaction. Banana

Noticed that many of the itching spots aren't mosquito welts. Must have come from the three lawn/leaf bags of pine needles and stuff and the trimming/pulling I did last week. Didn't notice any poison ivy. May have missed it. Wonder what else it could have been. Tounge smiley

PaulOinMA


Junipers maybe? I had to remove two great looking junipers because of the reaction I got after trimming them. As for the mosquitoes and other miserable little b@st@rds, a propane insect fogger will annihilate them. Not that I would fog my place for a cigar break Big grin , but for an outdoor gathering, it works like napalm.


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Wonder is it is poison ivy. This just popped into my head. Our lawn guy just weeded and mulched an area in front of the house. Lots of other weeds quickly came up now that I've taken down a lot of trees and there's more light in the yard.

I started weeding the mulched area again until I saw the lawn guy when he came to mow. He's going to weed again.

I just thought of a former colleague. She said that when her husband would mulch the yard, he would have to throw his clothes in the washer and immediately shower. She said that there's frequently ground up poison ivy in mulch and she's very sensitive to it. Wonder if being in the mulched area did it to me.


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Has anyone tried dryer sheets inside their pockets? I keep hearing that trick but have no dryer sheets...


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Chap stick rubbed on the bite(s) helps stop the itch. You will have to apply it several times a day, but is works.

To keep them away make a drink of vinegar. I use half a cup of vinegar in a half gal of water and ad sweetener. When you sweat, you will sweat out the vinegar and mosquitos avoid it. There is a drink from the middle ages that is very good. Not sure of the name, it is something like sackongammin. Water, vinegar, and steep ,mint in it.

Elwyn


I had a drink like this at an ethnic festival in Pittsburgh. It was a Persian/Iranian drink called Sharbat Sekahnjebin. I found this recipe online from FOOD52.

Makes: about two cups

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 large bouquet of fresh mint
1/3 cup apple cider or white vinegar
a few sprigs of fresh mint for garnish
2-3 tablespoons grated cucumbers for each drink
Put the sugar and water in a 2-quart steel pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the sugar melts, add the vinegar and let it boil for 5-7 minutes over medium heat. Remove the pot from the stove and drop the mint bouquet in the hot syrup. Cover the pot and let the syrup cool completely. Remove and discard the mint and pour the syrup into a jar. The syrup will keep for a long time in the pantry. To make the drink, pour about 3-4 ounces of syrup in each glass and top with ice cubes and water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of grated cucumbers and garnish with sprigs of fresh min




RE: Chewed up by mosquitos




The mosquito problem in our back yard had increasingly become worse over the past years.....to the point that it was at times almost impossible to enjoy an evening on our deck with friends. Last year we gave in and contracted with a mosquito control service for the spring/summer/fall (6 treatments). We were skeptical that it would work. To our surprise it was 100% successful. Over the entire spring/summer/fall of last year not one mosquito bite. The service we used was Last Bite....see link below.

www.lastbitemosquito.com/home.html


RE: Chewed up by mosquitos




Chap stick rubbed on the bite(s) helps stop the itch. You will have to apply it several times a day, but is works.

To keep them away make a drink of vinegar. I use half a cup of vinegar in a half gal of water and ad sweetener. When you sweat, you will sweat out the vinegar and mosquitos avoid it. There is a drink from the middle ages that is very good. Not sure of the name, it is something like sackongammin. Water, vinegar, and steep ,mint in it.

Elwyn


I had a drink like this at an ethnic festival in Pittsburgh. It was a Persian/Iranian drink called Sharbat Sekahnjebin. I found this recipe online from FOOD52.

Makes: about two cups

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 large bouquet of fresh mint
1/3 cup apple cider or white vinegar
a few sprigs of fresh mint for garnish
2-3 tablespoons grated cucumbers for each drink
Put the sugar and water in a 2-quart steel pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the sugar melts, add the vinegar and let it boil for 5-7 minutes over medium heat. Remove the pot from the stove and drop the mint bouquet in the hot syrup. Cover the pot and let the syrup cool completely. Remove and discard the mint and pour the syrup into a jar. The syrup will keep for a long time in the pantry. To make the drink, pour about 3-4 ounces of syrup in each glass and top with ice cubes and water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of grated cucumbers and garnish with sprigs of fresh min

Andilynn9



That is close. The kind I've see is where you boil it down to a syrup, the to drink use 1 part syrup to 7 parts water. And no cucumber. But there are MANY different recipes for it. It's like a middle ages Gatorade, except it tastes good even if you have NOT been sweating.


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I didn't look in the correct folder. Here are a couple recipes I found.

Sekanjabin

This recipe makes almost 1 gallon of syrup.

12 cups White Sugar
7.5 cups Water
3 cups RED Wine Vinegar
3 lg handfuls of Mint (I have never tried the "flavored" mints, but.....)

Hardware- a large non-reactive pot for cooking, a vessel for storing the finished syrup, a funnel and a wooden spoon.

In the pot, put the sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Once it starts to boil, add the vinegar, and let simmer for 1/2 hour.

When the time is up, take three large handfuls of mint and place them in the syrup. ( I usually crush them a little in my hand to make tit easier for the flavor to release into the syrup) Give it a good stir. take the syrup off the heat and allow to come to room temperature.

Once cool, you can bottle, can, or just put it in a closed container. This syrup will keep indefinitely, and the longer it sits, the more the flavors will meld together. I just leave the mint leaves in the syrup.

To Reconstitute: Gõcauo likes to use 12 oz of syrup to make a gallon of the drink. The rest being water. You can make it as strong or weak as you like. The instructions I have say 5-10 parts water to 1 part syrup.



Sekanjabin and Sharbat-e Sekanjabin
Modified slightly from turmericsaffron.blogspot.com

Ingredients:

1 1/3 (315 mL) cups honey (clover or orange blossom), or more or less, to taste
1 cup (240 mL) water
2/3 cup (160 mL) vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar), or more or less, to taste
A small bunch fresh mint, washed
2 Small seedless cucumbers, washed, peeled and shredded (optional, for the drink)
Lime rind *optional (garnish)

Alternate Ingredients:

1/2 cup (120 mL) white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 cups (480 mL) sugar
2 cups (480 mL) water
A small bunch fresh mint, washed
2 Small seedless cucumbers, washed, peeled and shredded (optional, for the drink)
Lime rind *optional (garnish)


Method (for syrup, same for both sets of ingredients):

In a heavy-bottomed pot combine honey (or sugar) and water, place on medium heat, stir until honey or sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-15 minutes.
Add vinegar, simmer for 30 minutes or until the mixture slightly thickens.
If using honey for the sweet ingredient, remove the foams with a spoon as they form on top. Taste and adjust the sweetness. (The aroma of the honey gently simmering on the stove fills up the entire house and is quite intoxicating!)
In the last couple of minutes add a small bunch of fresh mint to the syrup.
Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Remove the mint leaves before serving.


Sekanjabin (syrup) can be preserved in a glass jar and kept in a cool place (doesn’t have to be refrigerated, just a cool dark place in a cabinet/pantry will do) for a long time.

For sharbat-e sekanjabin (the drink made from the syrup above):

Place a couple of tablespoons of the syrup in a glass, add some ice, water, (optionally) shredded cucumber, mix well, and if you like, garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime rind.