I was walking home after a swim in the local outdoor pool and my hand suddenly went a bit numb with pins and needles. Didn't think much of it until I got home and I got a terrible itch on the same hand. Had a scratch and it swelled up and went puce around a bite mark and the pins and needles got worse, hand got numb and I could feel it spreading up my arm.
So I lashed on the Teatree oil, took an antihistamine and flew up to the local hospital A&E thinking I was going to die. Thankfully the triage nurse didn't think I was going to die and by the time I was brought through to be seen it was beginning to feel not so bad at all.
All the doc could say was that it was some sort of an insect bite and to put an icepack on it and to keep an eye on it for the next few days.
So anyone have any ides what could have bitten me? The only thing I noticed before the bite, was some ants around the changing room floor.
What insect bites cause numbness and tingling? Or do different people react differently?
Feel like a bit of an eejit now though and that I wasted their time at the hospital.
But great service all the same in a small town hospital... and lovely people, 10 out of 10!