Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:45
Gardeners - a cautionary tale. On Wednesday evening I went into the garden to deadhead a few perennials that had gone over (stupidly I went out in shorts and sandals!). When I came back indoors, I noticed 3 tiny pinhead size red dots on my lower leg and ankle. I thought, mosquito bites and just applied some savlon bite and sting cream .By Thursday morning though I was in absolute agony. Swollen lower leg and ankle and now 3 huge blisters had replaced the pinhead dots. I rushed off to the local minor accident and treatment centre and was told they were infected insect bites. I'm now on a course of strong antibiotics! No more deadheading for me, at least not without covering up.