I searched the threads to see if there was something similar to what I am going through but no such luck...so if this post is redundant to something previously posted my apologies up front
Yes...mosquito season is rearing its ugly head...and bug spray does not always keep the nasty, little vampires off of me. So last night (around 8ish) I took my dogs out for their daily walk, I thought I covered myself quite well (spray, long sleeves, pants etc..), but I obviously missed my hands.
I received a bite on my right middle finger between the two upper joints. Last night it was itchy, I tried not to scratch. What has me worried is that when I got up this morning my finger was red, swollen and the joints (2 upper) are very sore, and the bite itself is very hard (almost feels like a pebble under the skin) It hurts to bend/move my finger.
Does anyone know what would cause the swelling/pain? It doesn't really even itch anymore...just the above symptoms are bothering me today. I have taken Tylenol for the pain...but it seemed to get worse as the day progressed.
If you have any suggestions for me I am open to try anything to get this pain to stop. I have a handle on the rest of my bites and I treat them as I get them (Benadryl cream, Calamine etc.)
Thank you in advance for any replies...your help is very much appreciated