my wife and three kids are getting bitten at night. although it seems sometimes new hives appear during the evening sometimes. but it is mostly concentrated to bed times. the results are large red itchy hives. no distinct evidence of a bite centre as you would get with a mosquito bite in hot countries like spain. a typical mosquito bite when you scratch it will weep and there is a bite centre. but these hives mostly do not weep occassionally, probably through excessive scratching they will weep. but there is no bite centre.
the hives seem to come from the feet upwards. around the ankles a lot and going upwards covering the whole body. the face and head are not affected. my wife in one night got 56 bites (i say bites but i dont know). hives anyway. the bite will take a week or so to heal. but will leave a long remaining mark.
the shape of the hive is never perfectly round. it can be any random type of shape.
its red in color.
this happens only for part of the summer and then stops. this happened exactly the same time last summer at the start of august.
the house is new. new furniture and beds. house is clean and ventilated. bed clothing has been washed regularly at high temps. even vaacumed the mattress. clothing is put out to dry on line. i suspect the drying of clothing outside could be a problem . we are living in the countryside surrounded by sheep and cows. we get a lot of flies as in house flies and midges. flies and midges cannot come into the house because of window protection.
please help. were desperate. dr simply prescribes a cream LYCLEAR this is for scabies. but it is not scabies from my research. we use eurax to help with itching. but we get new bites each night. i expect this will stop as the season changes. please help people.