It finally happened - one of my girls stung me on the wrist. Unfortunately I had not been stung for nearly ten years, so within a few hours, my whole arm down to the elbow, and my hand (not fingers thank god), is swollen and itching like mad. 24 hours later, I think it's at it's worst and will get better from now on. I'm hoping that the reactions will get less severe as the season goes on, but I'm getting my doctors advice tomorrow anyway. I'm quite prepared to make myself get stung every month or so to build up my immunity, but don't want to risk making the reactions worse and then have to give up the hobby I've just started..
Anyway, I have discovered the best way to stop the itch. Tiger Balm (the strong one) is working wonders for me - instead of an itch, it's just that hot feeling from the balm. Quite nice even. I guess any similar sports rub might work in the same way.
Has anyone else found this useful?