Summer in Japan is glorious, but there are mosquitoes. Lots and lots, and they’re big and blood-thirsty. This is the case in many places across the world, of course, but Japan is definitely bad.
A couple days ago, Y was complaining that he had been bitten twice on our way home in the evening, and I said, “oh my leg feels weird; maybe I got bitten, too.” Next thing I knew…*SMACK* *BLOOD SPLATTER* *OW*! Y had caught a mozzie in the act of biting me. Thanks for dispatching her, honey. Yesterday, I was outraged at the audacity of the mozzie that got me on my face, right on my cheekbone.
Fortunately, there is Muhi. Aka, the best thing ever.
Muhi comes as a cream in a tube (as shown above) or in a thinner liquid that you can roll on.
When I get mosquito bites, they usually swell up quite a bit, often to 4 cm across (ugh), but when I put on Muhi, the swelling goes down in a minute or two, and the itching disappears quickly.
I got a ton of bites in Western Australia—primarily in the uni gym and occasionally at work in the Law Library—but even if I used Stingose or tea tree oil, the swelling and itching still stuck around for a few days. Maybe I’m just more allergic to antipodean mozzies?
Anyway, if you’re a preferred target for mosquitoes, pick up some Muhi if you ever visit Japan.