Not only do I hate mosquitos, the bites overreact into gigantic red welts that itch and hurt like hell, takes forever to heal, and leaves perm-scars. Sooooo, a Peruvian beach paradise, or an Amazon jungle expedition, or a Thailand beach paradise could be real issues. Not to mention, we have to take malaria precautions in many of these places as well.
Not to fret. This week in Los Organos, Peru has been a good trial for our future 2-months of mosquitos in Southeast Asia.
We've gone through plenty of insect repellant spray to maintain our 24/7 coverage (which, by the way, is one item that is not cheap in Peru). We also have mosquito coils in our bungalow, and keep the fan blowing on us all night.
But, what happens when they DO infiltrate our shield and we get bit? Those anti-itch creams don't do a damn thing.
I know this sounds like quackery...I thought the same thing...however, the BEST tool I brought with me is called Therapik. Thera...wha?! Exactly. Bug venom is sensitive to heat. Immediately after a bite, the heat from this device is applied directly to the bite for about 30 seconds, converting the poison into a protein, and relieving the itch and potential inflammation.
Therapik is also suppose to work on bee stings, flea/tick bites, and jellyfish stings as well.
So there. My product endorsement for the year. Therapik - check it out.