sandflybites Tag

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] To spot sandflies on time is the best way to prevent getting bitten by them. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sandflies, or sometimes called sand gnats or sand fleas, belong to the biological group of the Phlebotominae, which is a sub category of the family of the Psychodidae, the moths flies. There are more than 700 different known species of these parasites in subtropical and tropical climate and they all have one thing in common next to the fact that they are flying: they are biting and blood-sucking (hematophagy). Sandfly...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sandfly bite: Once bitten, twice scratched [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] You didn't pay attention, the sandfly spotted you in the sand, sat down and bite you. What is happening now? Stage 1 - bite and first itching   Directly after sandfly bite has taken place the first visible thing on your skin is a tiny swollen red dot, which might either stay only a dot or resemble a very little mosquito sting. After the sandfly has bitten (or better scratched) your skin it usually takes a certain time until the itching of the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Not everyone will be bitten by a sandfly. Sorry :-) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] There is a thing you will most likely get to experience, which is totally unfair - and if you are reading this you are without much doubt on the wrong side of this story: Some people are just not as attractive for sandflies then others. That’s it - totally, utterly unfair! So the rule is: same beach - different sandfly bites! Why you might be running off the most wonderful beach, fighting with 25 bites all over your...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Our top 5 facts about sandflies [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 1) Sandflies get very active just before it rains Have a close look on what's going on in the sand rather than looking up to the sky as soon as you notice it is getting cloudy. Don't be irritated by watching the clouds. 2) Sandflies hatch at dawn and dusk but they go away at night because they can't see in the dark The simple conclusion of this is that in the mid-day sun you can most likely enjoy the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This are our Top 10 life hacks to avoid sandfly bites. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being hit by sandfly bites and the ensuing ordeal many times while flashpacking in South East Asia we have found the best ways to treat sandfly bite safely . In this article, we will give you a our Top 10 lifehacks  to avoid getting bitten by sandflies. 1: coconut oil Rub yourself with coconut oil This makes it nearly impossible for the sandflies to land and they can’t bite through the greasy surface on your skin This is...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wearing the right beachwear will help to prevent getting bitten by a sandfly. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] We all love a vacay wardrobe. But next to the fact that bermudas und shirts looks best on tanned skin there is another benefit to spending thoughts on what to pack and how to dress: Different colors have different effects on sandflies. So the right clothing is important. If you dress in the right colours the chances might be that you are one less attractive victim for sandflies than maybe the others sunbathers on...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] TIGER BALM is one of the most common medical products of use in Asia and stops itching of a sandfly bite. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] All across the continent you can find the small glass jars either in red or white. The name “TIGER BALM” has been trademarked by the Haw Par Corporation from Singapore but it all started with a Chinese herbalist named Aw Chu Kin, who left China and put up a small pharmaceutic store in Rangoon, Myanmar (then Burma) in the late 1870’s. He invented the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Zam-Buk Uses: You need a quick help after getting bitten by a sandfly? Use Zam - Buk. It will stop the itching fast. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='20' down=''] The green Zam-Buk is a herbal balm and antiseptic ointment invented in 1902 - and even if we have only seen it in Asia and never seen it in any store or pharmacy in Europe it was first manufactured in Leeds, England. Today the name Zam-Buk is trademarked by Bayer and this product is one hell...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This is our number one recommendation for treating sandfly bites!!! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The best way to get over sandfly bites is to stop the itching with heat. The effectiveness of this method is direct, quick and effective! Heat destroys the proteins in the salvia of the flies, which gets into your skin when you are bitten. But: when travelling and when on the beach the chance that you have access to hot water is very rare. So there is a tiny but very, very effective way to use...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hot water is an easy way to treat sandfly bites if you discover them quickly after the bite [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The reason for the intense itching and swelling is the histamine in the salvia of the sandflies. They also drop agglutinins proteins in the human blood, which make the blood easier to digest for the sadnflies. And this mixture of histamine and protein is causing the itching, scratching and swelling. But proteins have a characteristic we can take advantage of. Proteins are not resistent to heat. This is...

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