I really thought I told myself never to go to the beach again. I really hate that place as nothing ever happens there without me being on the losing end of things, always. Apparently the pull of friends is much stronger than kept promises as had what happened today, and for that, I had to endure another set of problems which really wouldn’t be here if I haven’t had gone there in the first place.
I had my troubles with the beach for a long time that I never go there if I can help it, from nearly drowning, my skin quick to burn under the sun, lost valuables in the sand, shark sightings, and the most irritating thing about the place to which I’m also allergic to, sand fleas.
I thought I was imagining things the first time I experienced them as I kept thinking of why mosquitoes would be present in such a hot and open place such as the beach. Where would they rest and where would they hide were the first things that entered my mind after the first bite and I kept searching for the one that bit me, if only to get back at it and stuff.
Then the second bite came, a third, a forth, and before the fifth came I rushed to get myself into the water as I know they can’t really get to me there. The scary thing was that when I came out of the water, there were no bumps on the skin of my legs that are typical of mosquito bites and that there was only distinct pain on top of foot to speak of.
And then I saw one dead something on my towel and I proceeded to inspect it carefully as I had never seen anything like it before. Was it the one responsible for the itchy bites that happened to me? After a little bit of research and some asked for friendly testimonies, apparently it was.
Instead of the round bumps you get from mosquito bites I got angry red welts on the whole of my body when I got home, and from that time on I told myself never to go to the beach ever again. That is until this afternoon when I gullibly believed my friends that everything would be fine and went to the beach with them unfortunately.
The doctors said it was Flea Allergy Dermatitis the first time I got them, apparently sand fleas on humans is the best way of getting the affliction and its bites were just bonus. If I remembered it correctly, I was given hydrocortisone for the itching and anti-bacterial drugs on top of anti-histamines to take care of the welts and also the swellings all over my body. I didn’t get well for five days back then, is history repeating itself now?
I hope not as I had great trouble dealing with it back then and I really don’t want to ever experience it again. But if that’s the case then maybe I really deserved it. Serves me well for not sticking to what I promised ugh.