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Warning: This column could make you itchy

Warning: This column could make you itchy
News from Winfield Daily Courier Online:

DEAR ANNIE: I want to reply to “Twice Bitten,” who is being bitten by tiny bugs. I had the same problem. After several visits to the dermatologist and tests with no diagnosis, I tried lavender soap and lotion. Bugs do not like the smell of lavender. You also can sprinkle lavender flowers on your carpet and use lavender sachets in your hamper and in and around your bed. — Also Been Bitten

DEAR FROM: We heard from hundreds of readers on this subject. When we initially did our research, we found too many possibilities to print. So here are a few more:

FROM CASPER, WYO: My friend had a similar experience after a cruise. It turned out she had contracted scabies, probably from an infected mattress.

EAST COAST: As a pest control technician, I get many complaints like this. After a thorough inspection and finding no visible pests, I suggest quite a few of the same options you did. But I have noticed that this often happens when the weather turns colder and our furnaces kick back on. It tends to dry out the skin, with the sensation of being bitten by bugs. A humidifier may do the trick.

LOUISVILLE, KY.: That poor woman who is plagued by bites has been bitten by “no-see-um” bugs. They are so named because they are too small to see with the naked eye. I was bitten last summer and almost lost my mind until a friend told me to buy whi…………… continues on Winfield Daily Courier Online

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