Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cone Nosed

Looks like I finally got nailed by one. Least wise it looks something like this on other people I seen bit by them. Its red, swollen and painful. Seems to be getting larger all the time to.

I call this photo from last night "Fire On High".

26 comments:

  1. Yucky bug. That looks like it hurt/hurts.
    Beautiful picture.

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  2. No fun at all Rubye Jack. Problem is I haven't seen any lately, but they like to hide.

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  3. Ow. Hope that gets better soon!

    Love the pic of Nine Points!

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  4. Me to Abby. Its bugging me. Or is that I've already been bugged. ;)

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  5. As long as it's not a brown recluse. Do you have them in that area? How big are those cone nose things?

    My husband stepped on a scorpion today. It did not sting him, he just killed it...thank god..

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  6. Terry, I've killed them as small as about a quarter inch long and about as big as 3/4 inches long. I doubt they get any bigger than that.

    I couldn't rule out a brown recluse because I didn't see what actually bit me. I for sure hope it wasn't a recluse though. I just took a Benadryl tablet to see if it will help with the swelling.

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  7. I hope it gets better. It looks crazy in that picture...watch for a dark spot in the middle. That is a sign of brown recluse...

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  8. I'm watching it pretty close Terry.

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  9. Are these the same bugs that spread Chagas disease further south? I guess they don't spread it (yet) in Texas, but it is some really bad stuff.

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  10. Yup JiW, but like you say its supposedly too far north for Chagas? Hope so anyway.

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  11. David - try putting some honey on it :) Seriously. (got a blog entry on honey next week)

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  12. Dani, I know it is one of the best antibiotics creams around. I'll see how it looks later today.

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  13. Wow, that doesn't look like fun at all.

    On the positive side, there are worse places it could have bit you.

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  14. FD, yes you are right about it could be in a worse place. I'm glad it wasn't north or south. Its looking a lot better this morning, but now I can tell that what ever it was nailed me twice just about a half inch apart.

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  15. I am so sorry, that does look painful. Was going to suggest Benadryl but you already thought of that.

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  16. MsB, any time I have swelling or redness from an insect bite I head for the Benadryl. Its helped quiet a few times.

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  17. Cen and So Tx 2 highest risk areas. They like to bite around the mouth and eyes. Will cause flu like symtoms, and u think u recover. But only way to tell is a blood test for Chagas. I've had a couple of bites similar to yours, not sure what bit me. Really don't think it was one of them.

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  18. Don't know TnT, all I know is I've killed plenty of them both inside and out. I guess I won't worry too much unless my arm falls off or it were to get a lot worse one.

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  19. Well at least it wasn't a Black Widow, if it had been we most likely wouldn't be reading this post.

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  20. No Bkid, I'm sure it wasn't a black widow. That's about all I'm sure of. Also if it was a recluse I'd suspect the skin around the bites would be rotting away by now?

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  21. The swelling and redness is gone now and only the two single puncture or bite marks show which are about an half inch apart. Guess I'm going to live. ;)

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  22. I have been bit by a conenose bug and it looked something like that(on my back). Looked like 3-4 bites that got swollen and ran together. I am close to La Grange, Tx. Bit at night, didn't feel anything, then later started to itch, itching redness go away after a few days. I have sent the bugs that I caught (1 every few months, 1 in my bed) to the texas dept of health and they test them for the parasite that gives you Chagas. 2 out of 5 were positive, woman called from Center for Disease control and said I need a blood test for Chagas to be safe, very unlikely I have it but I am going to go get the bloodwork done soon. Hope this is not what got you.

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  23. Dennis, I keep hearing we are too far north for them to carry Chagas, but if 2 of 5 you sent in were then I guess Texas being too far north is a myth? I don't plan to have any blood work done any time soon though. I know of several people down here that knew they were bitten by them and as far as I know they didn't get tested either.

    Of course if CDC wanted to foot the bill I might.

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  24. Oh BTW I hear there isn't a cure for it so I guess you either have it or don't?

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  25. probably worry too much bc my Brother's dr said all the cdc had was a couple of dead dogs in Texas from Chagas disease and he wasn't worried about it. But seems like creatures are moving north bc drought etc. A fiend said there was a drug but it could be bad for your body. If I get tested I'll post results.

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