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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Insect Bites Reply with quote

Thought i may as weel share this with you all.

Started feeling ill monday night and went to the doctors. To be told I have shingles. Great i thought a couple of weeks of work.
Doctor said there is no medication so thats even better.
Woke up this morning and the whole top half of my body looks like it is severly sunburt.

Went back to the doctors. And was examaned by 3 doctors a picture was taken for the records (or the doctors scrap book).
Finally after about 10 mins of being poked and proded. The skin specialist found a insect bit.
It would seem i have had an allergic reaction to the bite.
Now have to take 4 different types of pills for the next week.

Anyone had anything similar. Anything just to make me feel a bit better.(cos i feel like death warmed up)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was bitten (stung) by a wasp many years ago. Inside of my arm between wrist and elbow. In less than a few hours my arm had swollen up like an inflated rubber glove. Exceedingly painful and a visit to the doctors had to happen. I found out that I'm allergic to wasp stings and since then have had to carry self administer anti-histamines. If I get stung near the neck, I have to stab myself and get to the nearest hospital asap. Danger of my throat swelling closed and suffocation.

Rad, you should inquire of the medics in-case you could have the same problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll bet, being bitten by a crocodile is a lot worse.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thewidowsson wrote:
i'll bet, being bitten by a crocodile is a lot worse.
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Hi TWS
If you care to pm me your e-mail addy I will send you some rather graphic pics
of just how much worse it can be.

Ditto for anyone else that may like to see them.

Anyone with more than my very limited computer compentency may care to
subsequently post them to the forum for general viewing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
thewidowsson wrote:
i'll bet, being bitten by a crocodile is a lot worse.
thewidowsson.


Hi TWS

If you care to pm me your e-mail addy I will send you some rather graphic pics
of just how much worse it can be.

Ditto for anyone else that may like to see them.

Anyone with more than my very limited computer compentency may care to
subsequently post them to the forum for general viewing.

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Hey Guys

My sincere apologies for the delay in e-mailing the pics.

Your PM's arrived no problem but was not aware they had, for in the past
have usually received notification when PM's arrive. ( Altho can invariably seem
to tell when PMS arrives without any prior notification, however I digress)
Have only just noticed your PM's & you should now have received the e-mail pics.

What did you think of the pics BTW?

Anyone keen to join me in my next FF expedition to the Nthern Territory ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: OUCH!!!! Reply with quote

Thanks Bazza

Just got the pics

guess he wont be doing mush fishing anymore !

Is there any story behind them ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: OUCH!!!! Reply with quote

snapperuk wrote:
Thanks Bazza

Just got the pics

guess he wont be doing mush fishing anymore !

Is there any story behind them ?

Mark


Yeah there is Mark .............

But the poor guy at the "centre" of it, obviously won't be telling it
I am sure you will agree!

BTW .......... any pun intended re the word "mush"?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully you can have a beer with those tablets Rad. Hope your feeling better soon pal. I was clearing out a pheasant pen yesterday only to look down and see I am covered with horse flies but luckily not a single bite. Very lucky as they are my pet hate and always blister up badly.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye - I got 7 Horsefly chomps on saturday in my garden. Buggers.

Have you two ever been had by one of those zebra striped horsefly buggers at bewl? Only ever been had by them at Bewl and Powdermill (Gt. Sanders)... clearly black and white, rather than the dirty brown mottled variety we're used to. Seem to hurt and swell up more aswell...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - I think I mean the large marsh horsefly, Tabanus autumnalis, which is prettier if more evil than your standard horsefly, Tabanus bromus. Razz

Damn! This website is a useful resource for flytiers:

http://www.bioimages.org.uk/html/T2623.HTM
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was one very different one on the car yesterday Kev which was over an inch in length (real evil looking little s***) where as the others were half the size. The striped ones we would call deer fly and the huge numbers of deer round our way seem to have caused a real explosion in numbers of both types. Only used to get the mosquito attacks this time of year in the woods.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thewidowsson wrote:
i'll bet, being bitten by a crocodile is a lot worse.
thewidowsson.


Have no idea TWS why you have not received the pics.

Have sent them twice to the e-mail addy in your PM.

Please let me know if they have arrived yet, if not, do
you have another e-mail addy that you could pm & I
will try sending them there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: I (unfortunately) know exactly what you mean. Reply with quote

Rodge wrote:
I was bitten (stung) by a wasp many years ago. Inside of my arm between wrist and elbow. In less than a few hours my arm had swollen up like an inflated rubber glove. Exceedingly painful and a visit to the doctors had to happen. I found out that I'm allergic to wasp stings and since then have had to carry self administer anti-histamines. If I get stung near the neck, I have to stab myself and get to the nearest hospital asap. Danger of my throat swelling closed and suffocation.

Rad, you should inquire of the medics in-case you could have the same problem.


I also have to carry around an "Eppie-Pen" for the same reason. Get stung and full blown seizure in minutes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your pm TWS advising you had at last received the pics.

Were they one of several from myself or a copy forwarded from SnapperUK/

Thanks for your doing so Mark.

No TWS they were not from NZ but taken in the Nthrn Territority (top of Aus)

Seems like the guy fished from the bank regulary from the same spot. This is
a very risky thing to do, as crocs seldom attack at random, they are more likely
to lie in wait where they have noticed an animal regularly visit. They then "erupt"
out of the water at incredible speed & considerable distance up the bank, an amazing
feat considering their huge size & weight (can be up to 16' or more long) Have
been beside one crusing the surface in a 12' ali boat & the tip of it's formidable
jaw was ahead, with the end of its tail beyond the stern. This was a couple of
hundred miles inland & it was a saltwater croc.

Have been swimming where freshwater crocs, whilst unlikely, could have been present
& altho they are considered to pose little danger, by comparison, is still a rather eerie
feeling. Besides fw & sw crocs can sometimes coexist in the same water.

Anyway one thing for, that unfortunate guy in the pic will not make the same
mistake again.

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