Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Bee attack, phobia of flies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1777 Questions
User :   i went to the park the other day and a swarm of horrible flies would not leave me alone and were hovering over my head! It was horrible and i'm scared to go back to the park! They were only hovering over my head and not my friends! I only had conditioner in my hair and a non-perfumed moisturiser on my skin... my friend was wearing perfume but they were blatantly after me! Help please as i'm too scared to go back to the park now!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Please let me read your queryu
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   oh dont worry
Doctor :   it has nothing to do with your ahir consditioner
User :   but its awful and i already have a phobia of flies to do with having excema all my life and they make me itch!
Doctor :   hair i mean
User :   so what was it then?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you should be careful
Doctor :   not to get bitten by them
Doctor :   since you might have anaphylaxis
User :   so why are they attracted to me?
Doctor :   the best thing is to avoid them
User :   no i won't have anaphylaxis i don't have allergies to them!
Doctor :   they cannot be attracted to human
Doctor :   it comes when they are threatened
Doctor :   ok
User :   well they definitely were!
Doctor :   ok
User :   the swarm started just a few then there were more and more and more
Doctor :   when we near them they consider us as invaders
User :   we were sitting on the grass
Doctor :   and try to bite us
Doctor :   ok
User :   but why just me and not my friends?
Doctor :   the problem is that when they are flying as a group they attack
Doctor :   it cannot be due to any scientific reason
Doctor :   they get attracted by a chemical called
Doctor :   PHERMONES
User :   yes...?
Doctor :   which help them to live in a group and reproduce
User :   why would i have more of those than anyone else?
Doctor :   it is produced by some flowers and their own ones
Doctor :   it was an incidental thing
User :   no its happened a few times!
Doctor :   not that you were targeted
Doctor :   ok
User :   i really need to know why? they were DEFINTELY only coming to me!
Doctor :   ok
User :   hovering above my head ughh disgusting!
Doctor :   what is the hair conditioner that ?you are using
User :   it was a normal one that my friend uses too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so it cannot be due to that
User :   no
User :   and i'd had a shower in the morning and was clean!
Doctor :   bees are attracted some phermones
Doctor :   that is used in growing bees to harvest honey from them
Doctor :   ok
User :   but it was flies and not bees? do i have phermones/
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   our phermones cannot be detected by bees
User :   they were no bees they were flies!
User :   i'm too scared to go to the park now
Doctor :   that varies with species
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so was it very small ones
User :   not too small but black
Doctor :   flies usually are attracted to food items
User :   there was no food...
Doctor :   and they increase in some particular climate
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   'they are usually found more in grassy areas
User :   yes....we were in a park!
Doctor :   yes that can be one reason
User :   this is really not very helpful at all
User :   you are not ghelping me to find a reason?>?
Doctor :   since grasslands are their home
User :   but WHY would they be attracted to a particular human being???
Doctor :   There is not particular reason
User :   ther eMUST be!!!
Doctor :   and it is not supported by medical science
User :   well you should have really said that straight away then???
Doctor :   Do you wear a perfume
User :   no!!!
User :   i've told you this!
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor