Mount Bass Fire Trail Sandflies

To: Elizabeth Shaw <>, Shirley Cook <>, Chris Ross <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Mount Bass Fire Trail Sandflies
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:24:09 +0930
Elizabeth, suffering from diabetes, you need to be really careful.  As a
guide my clients are mainly senior Americans.  We always cover up when
spending time in mangroves.  And you could try spreading baby oil on any
exposed parts.  If you don't like that idea then do what my semi-traditional
relatives do - cover those exposed parts with mud.  It also makes for a
great talking point.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow B.A. Grad.Dip.Arts
1/7 Songlark Street, Bakewell NT 0832, AUSTRALIA
Ph. 61 08 89 328306
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on 3/4/12 9:49 AM, Elizabeth Shaw at  wrote:

> I usually don't feel Sandfly bites until hours later.  Then the itching is
> unbearable and I often end up with sores that take weeks to heal- sometimes
> leading to scarring.
> Ti tree ointment can help relieve the itch and heal quicker.
> A doctor in Cooktown last year suggested digging fingernails into two sides
> of the bite might also help.  A couple of bites threatened to turn into
> tropical ulcers and being diabetic healing takes longer than healthier
> people.
> Elizabeth Shaw
> Phillip Island
> Victoria

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