What's Biting Me


8 comments posted

I'm palm scratching for you, man. Erg.

Posted by grace (not verified) on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 14:16

Have you considered fleas? I know it sounds gross (but can't be grosser than bedbugs, scabies or spiders, can it?). Fleas don't usually bother people, but some people they do. My legs got covered in fleabites one summer after we got a new puppy. eeeuuuchhh...it was nasty.

Then again, if you're getting bitten above the waist, fleas might not be the answer. Who knows. Can't hurt to check it out the cat though. (My foolproof tip for catching and destroying fleas on an animal: put a little vaseline on the end of your finger and dab it on the flea. Then you can wipe it into a tissue and crush it. Take that, ya little bugger!)

Posted by Patti (not verified) on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 19:34

thank you grace, i could feel the empathetic scritching.

thanks for the tip, patti! i had a bunch of go 'rounds with fleas several years ago now, and these are much different, quite a bit bigger, and only one or two in pretty random places. and freya's got a white belly, so they're pretty obvious on her. little fuckers. i'm glad it's not, because even if they're low on ick, man, are they hard to get rid of.

Posted by megan on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 21:14

Gee, why don't you just throw out your mattress, clean the room with bleach (moth balls, Raid, take your pick) and buy a new bed if it's causing you so much irritation? It doesn't seem worth the continuing angst to keep trying to classify it. Just get rid of it....

Posted by Harmony (not verified) on Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:27

Is that sarcasm? I only ask because it seems a little crazy to me to spend $350 on a new futon mattress when mine is only two years old and coat the room where I sleep in poison rather than spend some angst time figuring out if those actions are warranted. But that's just me.

Posted by megan on Tue, 09/11/2007 - 14:31

If you are looking for a product to put on your bites. I would recommend Watkins. They have some sort of 'smelly' stuff that very powerful against bug bites.

Good luck!

Posted by A. & J. (not verified) on Tue, 09/11/2007 - 15:24

We had the same problem a few years back -- something kept biting us in the night, randomly, causing insane itching. Sometimes weeks or even months would go by with nothing, then we'd get attacked again. We went mental trying to figure it out, combat it, live with it.... It finally stopped when we moved (for other reasons). We never had the problem again. Ever. So I reckon it was something in the house.. crawling out of the floorboards or something. Not much help, I know.

Posted by urban pedestrian (not verified) on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 13:32
I'm having the same problem.

I'm having the same problem. Except this is happening EVERYWHERE I go. It doesn't matter if I just got out of the shower, at the store, driving..... anywhere I keep getting bitten. They just start itching like crazy, I never see anything biting me. And it's all over, but single bites.

I don't think it's scabies, I had those before and they leave trails more then just random bumps not even remotely close to each other.

Posted by Eaten Alive (not verified) on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 21:51