• Bug Bites

    Asked by MrsBCW on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Bug Bites

    Ever since my husband started chemo every little mosquito bite in a huge whelt instead of just a small bump. Now, he apparently was bitten by some kind of spider and has a huge, swollen, hot spot on his back that first had two red puncture marks but has since developed into a black mass. I finally made him see his oncologist yesterday and they put him on massive doses of antibiotic and said if it's not better by Thurs. he'll have to see the wound care people. Is this a normal thing with chemo?

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    • meyati's Avatar

      Our immune systems are shot. My sleeping hound went chomp-chomp on me, I was in the ER within 10 minutes. I told them that I was a cancer patient, just finished radiation. and they didn't follow cancer protocol. About 48 hours later, I was in the hospital with IV antibiotics. Yes the ER did give me a script-and yes, I did take them. Potato peels wrapped in a clean cloth help pull the poison out of insect bites and stings. But that bite on the back-I'd get right in. cancer alone ruins our immune systems, let alone the treatments. My daughter got stung by a wasp on an upper eye lid when she was 11. The neighbors knew that tobacco over the eye was bad. I showed up for the party. I grabbed a potato and knife, peeled it, put it in a thin cloth-and put it on her eyelid. The swelling went down and she quit crying. We peeled another potato and put those peels on. An old native American cure.-that and tobacco.

      almost 7 years ago
    • MrsBCW's Avatar

      Thanks, everyone.

      almost 7 years ago
    • Squkee's Avatar

      Every scene i had chemo and radiation no matter what bed inm in i get eaten up all night is it from chemo and radiation and how do i stop it

      over 1 year ago

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