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Vicious mosquitoes attacked my son today.

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posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:45 PM
reply to post by Ventessa

That's weird. I've never seen any kind of reaction like that, unless he got bit several times around the same area and I can't see it. Would you say the individual marks we're looking at are from one or two bites localized around the same area or many? They look gigantic compared to any mosquito bite I've ever seen. Since you were bitten yourself, did you experience a similar reaction?

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:47 PM
reply to post by Johnmike

Those welps are single bites.
I had a pretty good sized welp myself, but it went down a lot faster than his did.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:51 PM
Mosquitoe's saliva have proteins wich negatively affect vascular constriction. This mean some proteins in the saliva will make more blood to flow in the general area of the bite. If the bug's bite is located near a large blood vessel, the saliva's proteins will make a bigger welts.
Also some other proteins in the saliva mixture are allergens.

If I take myself as an exemple, when I was youger, I had big wert's when those damn mosquitoe bited me. But with time, my body adapted to those allergen and now im ''immune'' to them. Well not completly... In the begining of summer, my body kinda forgot about those pest saliva during the loooong canadian winter. So my first bites are usually big and itchy. But in the end of summer I got no reaction at all from them.

If you got stung by another species of mosquito, well your body need to adapt to those slightly different saliva mixtures.

My guess is weather condition in your area are better for a new species of mosquito.

[edit on 31-7-2009 by Jigore]

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:54 PM
reply to post by Jigore

That makes sense.
Well I'm off to bed now guys. Have a good night and don't let the squeeters bite!

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:17 AM
That's one severe histamine reaction.

There is a nasal spray that blocks histamine reactions.

Its sold under the name NasalCrom and used for allergies, hay-fever, and by people with asthma. to control histamine reactions. its a OTC med

I have been using it for many years for hay-fever and a good side effect has been i get no reaction from skeeter bites.
no swelling or itching. nothing.

It does take a few weeks of use to get the effect.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:24 AM
Some homeopathic ways to avoid mosquito bites:

Take LOTS of B Complex

its safe for children too, B complex is water soluble, so what the body can't use you simply urinate out. You cannot OD on it. B Complex causes an aroma that humans cannot detect, but mosquitoes hate and will avoid.

Use anti-static dryer sheets

rub them over your clothes and exposed skin. this is a poison free mosquito repellent.

Check for pools of standing water on and around your property

it doesn't take more than an inch or two of standing water for mosquito to drop eggs. The female mosquito is the only one that bites, she uses the blood to nourish her eggs, which are then dropped in standing water and hatch into new, hungry mosquitoes.

put some bleach into any standing water pools and that will kill the eggs that may have already been laid in them.

The whelps are caused by a reaction in your son's body to the protein in the mosquito's saliva. Adolph's Food Tenderizer mixed into a paste with a little water & rubbed into the whelps will both stop the itching and help the swelling to go down faster.

This advise doesn't help this mosquito attack, but maybe it will help prevent future ones

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:27 AM
thats insane, i have a hard time believing those are from mosquito's, i mean it looks like the right hand side of your child's back as hit with a baseball bat, jesus.

I had an ex-g/f that was very sensitive to insect bites, a mosquito bite would swell up to about the size of a dime, sometimes even to the size of a quarter but your child just blows my mind.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:34 AM
As 'Redhatty' advises .. boost up the B-complex. It's the advice our doctor gave us when our daughter suffered the same type reaction as your son.

In Australia, we get a fair amount of B vits from Vegemite. Great stuff. But the US has it on the 'dangerous foods' list or something, LOL. Yeah, they couldn't have Americans getting access to something so simple and healthy, could they.

Weird though. US company bought the rights to Vegemite --- and now they've already changed the recipe. They keep claiming they'll still produce the original, but we have our doubts about that. Who'd trust a supposedly 'US' manufacturer anyway. And if the rumours about the planned malnutrition of entire populations within supposedly 'satisfying, healthy foodstuffs' are correct, then it must really tee the NWO off that Aussies have healthy Vegemite to provide them all that Vit-B. Which explains why they're changing the recipe, bit by bit.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:37 AM
I'd have to go with the person above me, (Or perhaps two posts above me), looks like someone beat the hell out of that kid. Also? The word you are looking for is "welts", not welps.

[edit on 1-8-2009 by Zenagain]

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:39 AM
reply to post by Zenagain

You would not state the child has been 'beaten' if you had any experience of the reaction some people have to insect (and mosquito) bites.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:42 AM

Scientist can genetically modify insect like mosquitoes and have been able to do so for years.

Wonder what else they can administer with a GM mosquito.


[edit on 1/8/09 by Rhain]

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:42 AM
Kindly see to it that you NOT state would I would or wouldn't state in a given situation. You don't know me. Thanks.

Also: I have relatives that are allergic to insect bites, and again, like the poster 3 or 4 posts above me, I've never seen the like.

Also again: I didn't STATE that the child had been beaten, rather that he LOOKED like he had been beaten. Reading comprehension is unfair to some......

[edit on 1-8-2009 by Zenagain]

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:44 AM
reply to post by Zenagain

And thousands, millions of us have seen welts like those on the OP's child, caused by insect (and mosquito) bites. Just because you haven't and don't have such experience does not give you the right to state or imply that the child's been beaten.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:49 AM

Originally posted by St Vaast
reply to post by Zenagain

And thousands, millions of us have seen welts like those on the OP's child, caused by insect (and mosquito) bites. Just because you haven't and don't have such experience does not give you the right to state or imply that the child's been beaten.

I neither stated NOR implied a single thing. You seem to have some form of learning deficiency. Would it perhaps be something to do with the fact that the OP's avatar is a pic of a fairly attractive female? Perish the thought....right? Get off of your not so high horse guy, you might fall and hurt you ankle.

Edit: Where do YOU live Captain? I live in Louisiana, we jokingly call the mosquito our State Bird. Trust me, I've seen mosquito bites on a large spectrum of Humanity.

[edit on 1-8-2009 by Zenagain]

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by Rhain

Yes. I've asked the same question when we've been subjected to inexplicable swarms of mosquitos in the midst of winter --- simultaneous with heavy Chemtrailing

There's a new one too. For the past two weeks (mid-Winter here) the house has been filled with tiny black 'midge' type insects. This alone would be cause for questions. But when examined, the suspected 'midgies' turned out to be very tiny FLIES. So the suspicion created is that certain ghouls in 'secret labs' have modified flies so that they are now small enough to fit through the insect screens which are almost mandatory here. For what purpose? I've been around a long time and have never before encountered these insects.

I only worked out they were flies and not midgies when I saw some perched on the rim of a used coffee cup. Midgies don't do that -- they bite for blood. Closer examination revealed them to be flies. But so small that most would take them for midgies and wouldn't consider them a health risk. But as FLIES, they certainly pose a health risk. Especially now, when we're being brainwashed into accepting the lab-created 'swine flu' is a killer.

You're starred by the way

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 01:09 AM
I hate mosquitos! The itching drives me insane!! Poor little guy, I feel for him, I really do. Mommy is taking good care of him though.

Here in New England we have had a lot of rain too.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 04:48 AM
One other great remedy for itchy, especially before bedtime to calm things down, is to stick about half a cup of regular oatmeal in your blender for a few minutes, then put that in a cool-ish bath. Oatmeal is a natural cure for itch, which is why they make aveeno and other products for it.. Kinda makes a mess of the bath, but it's cheap and definitely healthy and soothing.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 05:25 AM
Just be glad you don't live in southeast Georgia by the salt marsh.

The other day I went to sleep on the porch and woke up twenty feet from the house.

Those darn mosquitoes had picked me up and carried me to the edge of the marsh where they were having a family reunion.

I have a can of bug spray right by the door and I spray down as soon as I go outside.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 09:27 AM
Nasty bites there, on the kid, not nice for anybody.

I've been a gardener by trade since 1989 and found in the early 90's, (The old way, by going to a library and looking it up in books, Internet weren't there like it is back then.) that Gnats which are common in the UK, as well as Mossies and other blood attracted flying pests, are attracted to people with high glycemic indexes, kids eating too much sugar, Alcoholics and some diabetics etc.
An adult who doesn't use a lot of sugar and doesn't drink regularly, will have a very high blood sugar level if having a few beers on the weekend in the garden, not just Alcoholics, all Alcoholic beverages will significantly raise ones glycemic index during consumption until it's processed out of the body, 24-72hrs average, spirits don't but brewed and fermented Alcohol all contains a lot of sugar and you process it to your bloods, so seeming a delicious meal to Mosquito's because they smell the sweetness from your perspiration.
[Never been bothered by Mossies myself but felt for those who were/are so looked into this donkeys years ago, Wasps seem to like ganging up on me though, lucky i can get stung 10-20 times, more, and not bat an eyelid, no really, couldn't care less, it's happened a few times in my career, attacked by swarms of Wasps, i just cleared them off and carried on working when they'd gone, just ignoring loads of stings on my back and arms etc, i'm strange though, an ex boss would be in fatal anaphylaxis with one sting and had to carry Adrenalin in case of emergency, funny old world ain't it.]

Those people having a real problem with these Mossies being attracted to them and hiving in attacks and such.

Should look at what sugars they are taking in and what their glycemic levels are.

If you consume a lot of sugar then cut it down during the summer and your bloods will not seem so tempting to them, they may still go for you if you actually walk into a swarm as they hive under trees and near/over bodies of still water, puddles, water trapped in junk like tyres/tin cans and the like etc, but if you are just sitting away from them in your gardens, parks wherever, they should find you less attracting if you don't eat too much sugar.
[Trees and ponds etc, one cannot do much about, but look around if no trees and ponds are nearby, find the water they are near and keeping close to, they always hive near water for the humidity and reproduction, they hive under tree canopies because of the leaf transpiration raising local humidity gives them ideal microclimate when there's full sun baring down but will invariably originate from still water nearby, if no ponds/marshes/still water bodies etc, there must be junk with water trapped in it, remove the junk and Mosquito populations will lessen and less pests to bother people locally.
It may pay to find out where they are breeding and try to get your local environment agency/council to act to clear things up to minimise the probelms in your area. Especially if kids are getting bitten as severly as original posters! Councils have community responsibility so get them involved, if they don't want to listen and there's a bad breeding ground somewhere, organise a pressure group, petition.

This is a long established link with flying insect blood feeders like Mossies etc, a fact.

Here's a quick Google search for you to look into this aspect of Mosquito attraction.

My passing this onto workmates and clients helped a lot over the years.

If you are overly troubled by Mosquito's, take note of this fact, they are attracted to high blood sugar levels in people.

Ergo, cut down sugar intake, it'll make a big difference, i've seen this myself with workmates and had plenty of feedback from clients and such that it helped significantly, cutting down sugar intake during the summer when Mossies are about, Gnats and other flying blood feeders.

I've never suggested this before, but in a garden, a plate/wide bowl of sugar syrup (Granular sugar dissolved into a little warm water to saturation point) placed a good distance away from where people want to sit or play outside in the garden may prove a distraction if you have fleshy leaved trees and/or bodies of still water nearby they will smell the syrup over your blood but then it depends on how hungry they are, cutting your blood sugar levels is still most effective though, just a thought.

It may not seem that nice, but mud stops them, a bit of clay 'slip' rubbed on arms and legs, neck and face, cheeks/forehead, will deter them as well, a lump of modelling clay with water kneaded in until it is a slippy/sloppy/sloopy mud does the jobby, deters the pests and showers off easily later, just makes one look dirty for a while but better than being eaten alive and kids get mucky in the garden anyway, also helps with catching strong sun and burning.
Explain it's something tribal peoples do to keep Mossies away, you'd be telling them the truth and it may be more appealing to them.
[As an afterthought, Neem oil isn't very allergic, it's natural and however fatal to bugs it is safe for humans unless ingested in copious amounts. so i thought adding a few drops to some clay slip to be rubbed onto skin will add an extra layer or protection as some residue will retain on skin when clay falls/rubs off. This is an untried suggestion so i'd try a small amount on a patch of skin on say the back of hands/calf/underarm before using liberally, but it should be perfectly safe to add to water as per products standard dilutions and that to the clay to create the slip for use so it is fully incorporated into the slip, Mosquito's will hate Neem smell more than be deterred by the mud, as they smell blood and sugar in the blood they will smell the Neem but they don't have an olfactory sense similar to ours and it won't smell bad to users if diluted into clay, just the Mossies. (NB, Neem is completely natural i wouldn't suggest using any other insecticide product, Neem is known not to cause skin allergic reactions, i can't say that about anything else.)]


[edit on 1-8-2009 by DeltaPan]

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 10:10 AM
The way "Monster Quest" has been going lately, this topic would make a great show.

Can you imagine Monster Quest serching for the elusive Monster Mosquito?

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