Friday, July 03, 2009

DEET and me...

Things continue at their usual pace here, even if I'm only at half warp...

I had mentioned elsewhere I had a bad reaction to some bug spray last Saturday while working on my nephew's car; the fuzzy photo is from 5 days later...



Since then even more hide has come off and the bandages grow bigger. I finally got my wife to relent yesterday and let me use Neosporin on it instead of zinc oxide (her favorite) and am hoping it heals a bit faster now.

The Galaxie went home on Sunday afternoon, running pretty well. Think it needs a set of plugs and I still have an oil leak to hunt down once it's been degreased. Sorry I didn't get any pictures of it; the heat index was over 100 and I was lucky to be thinking at all...

Off now to help John cut up some brush and haul it before the 4th; I just wanted to apologize for my absence and wish each of you who gets to celebrate tomorrow a very Happy 4th of July!

alan

14 comments:

chrissie said...

Alan, you want to get a medic to check that out, cariad.

It may be contact dermatitis, whcih is bad enough. But it could be something serious. Some Bug reps have got some nasty stuff in them.

Hope it heals soon.

love
chrissie
xxxx

robin andrea said...

Oh that does not look good at all. I agree with Chrissie, I think you might want to head over to a clinic and have that checked out.

Riot Kitty said...

OUCH! Yes, yet to a dr! And I hope it heals soon.

CrackerLilo said...

I have a DEET allergy, but I get rashes, not anything like that. Damn, that looks bad.

Fourthing everyone else: Doctor. Now. Please.

Dru Marland said...

Blimey, too. I'll take the insects.
While I'd be hot footing it (as it were) to the medics if that were me, I'd also be doing a comfrey poultice. But then I'm a hippy too.

Hope it's improving.

Hawaiianmark said...

Feets no fail us now!

Happy 4th!

Calamity Jen said...

Happy Fourth to you! Hope you get to keep your foot. ;)

fineartist said...

Man that's a beastly boo boo.

Happy forth to you too Alan.

miss you, love you too!

Debbie K said...

Hi Alan
Wishing you a happy healing 4th July.
Get well soon.
Take care
Love
Debbie

breathethenexhale said...

Alan... those types of things can get out of hand fast. I concur. A doctor asap!

Healing Hugs to you!

Samantha said...

Hey you,

I'm forced to agree, see an MD asap. That is, at least from here, a second degree chemical burn, possibly worse. Please, seriously see an MD before it gets worse? Is it possible that's a spider bite? I've seen spider bites do that, and if not treated, well, lets just not go there shall we? I don't remember, are you diabetic? If you are, then yes, get to a doctor as soon as possible, if you can't see one in the next couple of days, go to the ED. Please?

Jess said...

EWWWWWWW!!!!!

chosha said...

Okay, OUCH!! That looks painful. I'm raising my hand to join the 'let a doctor look at that' vote!

Hope it's better soon.

Ange said...

YOUCH!