For as long as I can remember I've been virtually immune from insect bites. On holidays and at home the rest of the family could get covered in bites but I had none. Now after hormone therapy I'm like an invitation to every biting insect in the neighborhood and at one time last year had 5 bites on one leg and on the other. I then got more on arms and legs. Yesterday I picked up 3 on my leg so a bad start for this summer. Is it down to lack of testosterone and something else I can blame on H/T. It would be funny if it wasn't so irritating.
Hi Prefect56. I've not given this any thought before but when my husband had his 3 hormone injections prior to his Brachytherapy treatment back in 2013 he suffered badly with insect bites but he's never had a problem since. That year he tried citronella type wipes but nothing worked.Hope the insects pick another target soon.
All the best B x
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It's certainly a plausible link: it's all about pheromones!
(they're influenced by hormones).
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Exactly the same happened to me but luckily insect bite immunuaty returned after tratment ended. I can only assume it must be some sort of chemical imbalance caused by the drugs.
My wife always said women get bitten more than men! Having said that on Summer in Greece I was covered in bites - the only time.
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