i'm a 40 american asian, who doesn't smoke or drink but I'm a diabetic. I have severe allegies to bee stings and was wondering if I may have skeeter syndrome. I love being outdoors. Several years ago I went fishing and was walking in the stream where a leach attached himself to may ankle. Within several hours cellulis had set in my leg was swellon, red and on fire and it took up to a month for thing to get back to normal. But now it happens when I get bit by blackflies, mosquitoes, flees, no-see-ums...you name it if it bites i swell. I've been taken up to 12 pills of benedryl in 24 hrs period with the use of cortision creams and ice pack. several time I been to the dr. office and they give me more epi and antibodics for cellulis. is there a test that my dr. can do? the nearest allergist is 3 hrs away and has never hear of skeeter syndrome. is there anything more I can do to get relief....spending my summers in a bug suit and netted hat really bits.View Thread
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