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Hubby and I have been looking at property to build our dream farm on and I went out to look at one the other day myself.  in addition to having a very large cell tower in close proximity tongue , it also had chiggers! I came home and bathed when I saw them on me but didn't get home in time to prevent multiple snacks by the little blighters. barnie   I've applied cortisone cream and taken a benadryl but is there something better?  It helped but I'm still itchy...and drowsy now too...great.  rant

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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Wife to an imported Irishman and Mother to a fine young lad, a fuzzy little dog and a few chickens.  Dreaming of land beside green pastures and still waters and watching the skies for signs and wonders.  Marantha
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post #2 of 33

Chigger RX and the generic form of Caladrly Clear Lotion. The generic works far better than the actual Caladryl and the Chigger RX will leave a cooling feeling that will make it feel better. I walked right into a whole nest of them last summer and had them all the way up to my neck (literally) and that worked best for me. Good luck with the nasty little things.

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I got bazillions of chigger bites last year while picking blackberries.  When the itching was unbearable, I would blow hot air from the hair dryer on it; a couple of minutes of pain from the heat and the itch is gone.  My doctor said if it happened again to come see her and she could give me an injection to relieve the itch.  Chiggerex Plus was the best of the OTC itch remedies for me.

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post #4 of 33

Some suggest clear fingernail polish. After spending time in the woods or grass I slap wintergreen alcohol from my feet to my hips then jump in the shower with a dog shampoo that gets rid of ticks and fleas. Cheaper than Rid-X and have not had chiggers in years.

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I must be mistaken but thought chiggers actually embedded themselves into your skin. Least this is what my friends in OH and military told me. I never walked into any myself but friends would use heated needles to drive them out of skin and if serious infestation actually soak area in gasoline to kill them. Buddy was wearing swim shorts so infested area was too sensitive for hot needles lol

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I must be mistaken but thought chiggers actually embedded themselves into your skin. Least this is what my friends in OH and military told me. I never walked into any myself but friends would use heated needles to drive them out of skin and if serious infestation actually soak area in gasoline to kill them. Buddy was wearing swim shorts so infested area was too sensitive for hot needles lol


Thats what I thought too...and we always paint the spots with clear nail polish so they die.

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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr 

I must be mistaken but thought chiggers actually embedded themselves into your skin. Least this is what my friends in OH and military told me. I never walked into any myself but friends would use heated needles to drive them out of skin and if serious infestation actually soak area in gasoline to kill them. Buddy was wearing swim shorts so infested area was too sensitive for hot needles lol


Thats what I thought too...and we always paint the spots with clear nail polish so they die.


Same here! Take a warm bath dabb a little bleach on the area and let it dry, then dot clear fingernail polish on them. You could use colored fingernail polish but then you might look funny with little colored dots all over LOL. Its used to smoother them.

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DEEP HEET!  I once had them so bad I was ready to claw my legs off, and was trying everything I had in the medicine cabinet. DH WORKED!

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post #9 of 33

If you happened to go to bed with all these chigger bites and didn't take a shower first, you need to wash all of your bedding. Otherwise, you will continue to get new bites. My niece recently went through this same thing. Sorry you're itching.

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Little girl 14, I wish you could see the beauty that's within your heart. You were made with such care your skin your body and your hair are perfect the way they are.  There could never be a more beautiful you! You were made with a purpose only you can do, there can never be a more beautiful you!

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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr 

I must be mistaken but thought chiggers actually embedded themselves into your skin. Least this is what my friends in OH and military told me. I never walked into any myself but friends would use heated needles to drive them out of skin and if serious infestation actually soak area in gasoline to kill them. Buddy was wearing swim shorts so infested area was too sensitive for hot needles lol


Me too. That's why you paint them with fingernail polish, to suffocate them. I only got them once, the day before I went on a week long vaca on lake Cumberland. They itch so bad and look awful!

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