tse-tse bite reaction - what now?

Old Aug 18th, 2006, 02:50 AM
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Good news!
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 04:30 AM
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Deb:

Glad to hear the good news! Are you feeling better?

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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 04:42 AM
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Good to hear. Thanks for the update. Did they conclude that it was indeed an allergic reaction for future knowledge.
Curious question, did they check your uric acid and histamine levels or was this strictly a test for infection/parasites etc.?
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Great news! Thanks for the update.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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Glad you are well.

I suffered through some awful bites from Serengeti in March.

I used a hydrocortisine cream, and later bacitracin for the bites that I just had to scratch. It provided some relief, at least.

My wife and I still laugh (after the fact) when we pick up our Lonely Planet guide for Tanzania, which still has the remains of many a dead Tse-tse fly.....it was our chief self defense weapon.
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Deb~Glad to hear you are o.k. The bites haven't soured you on Africa have they? Take care!
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Old Aug 20th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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DPDNY,
Silly me, left the Lonely Planet guidebook at home, fearing the extra weight. Little did I know its fearsome battle powers! Next trip, it gets the front and center pocket of the backpack.

Countingdown,
Yes, the arms still ache. Have always had issues with bug bites, very allergic, so am guessing tse-tses just created a stronger reaction. (But it is fun to chat about tse-tses. Not quite so mundane as mozzies...)

Cybor,
I don't know, should I know???

matnikstym,
Africa is literally now in my blood!!! Of course I hope to return MANY times.



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