This weekend I had the unfortunate experience of being in prime 'squito territory: my parents' backyard. The fact I'm a "mosquito magnet" didn't help me. Those buggers got me all over. Worse, they managed to deliver several really severe bites.
What do I mean by "severe"? Well, a bite I got on my right wrist Saturday afternoon is still throbbing. Saturday night and all day Sunday and Monday, the poison in that bite created a 3 inch long welt so red that I could barely find the actual welt. It was very hot and swollen, to the point I had to ice it down a couple of times. Yesterday the larger welt went away, but now I have a nasty looking 1/4 inch. bite protruding up from my wrist. And it itches. Ugh.
There are 14-15 other bites left on me, including behind my ears, on my back, knees, etc., but none of them are bothing as much as my wrist.
I talked to Mom about this and she says she's always been the same way -- she gets attacked realy bad and the bites often lead her to scratch so much she bleeds. She reacts the same way to fleas, which I do also. Her dad had the same thing, so I guess we're all mosquito (and flea) sensitive.