Itchy patchy legs - Railay beach
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 5:20 PM Last Post By: loubbylou
Dec 3, 2012 4:33 PM
Itchy patchy legs - Railay beachBastard sand flies.
Never encountered them before and it would appear that unlike mozzies they are active during part of the day too. After just half a day my legs are covered in big uneven red patches / bites on my legs and they itch a lot more than mozzie bites.
Anyway - just a reminder to add repellant during the day too.
Dec 3, 2012 6:32 PM
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Dec 3, 2012 9:15 PM
4There's a site describing the problem and treatment here
Pictures too - enjoy!
Edited by: fondonzella
Dec 3, 2012 9:47 PM
5Go hit the pharmacies at Ao Nang and get some pink calamine lotion on those bites (before they reach "pizza stage" ;-)
Dec 3, 2012 10:38 PM
Dec 3, 2012 10:58 PM
Dec 4, 2012 3:33 PM
8Poor you, you have my sympathy, nothing ruins a tan faster than sand flies.
It's irresponsible in tourist areas, in my opinion warnings should be posted on beaches, aka red flags, as a few minutes can literally ruin the rest of your holiday.
Don't forget to rub pure coconut oil over your suntan lotion on your feet and legs if walking on the beach again, it stops them latching on and biting.
#7 How do you successfully check for sand flies without being bitten at all, after all you can't see them ?
Dec 4, 2012 5:20 PM
9Research on the internet beforehand. Someone is bound to have mentioned sand flies at some point when I'm researching online, it's worked well so far and we have only been caught out once.
You can see them when you are on the beach. If you sit very still with your feet in the sand you will be able to see the sand flies land on your feet.
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