My insect bite from last week is still festering away, but also the one I got two weeks before that, which had hitherto been relatively small compared to its ginormous cousin on my thigh, has started to get red and swollen again after 3 weeks. I didn’t like the idea of a bite that’s getting worse after 3 weeks, so I rang NHS Direct for their wisdom.
“Hello, I have an insect bite on my leg that I’m a bit concerned about.”
“OK, bites… bites… Were you bitten by a human or a snake?”
Yes you’re right, now I come to think of it, it wasn’t an insect at all it was a cobra.