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Question by johnycakes. Uploaded on June 18, 2010
Chiggerrex or Chiggerex Plus sold at Walmart and other phamacies.
I agree wiht the Chiggerex, also works is several thick coats of Campho Phenique or Bag Balm, keep aplying to smother the bugs.
Treat in two stages:
1) ingest antihistamines to stop the itching
2) apply corticosteroids to the larva site (s)
Go to the local swimming pool for an hour or two
Warm soapy water is all that is necessary to remove and kill chiggers. There is no need, and it is rather dangerous, to apply household products such as kerosene, turpentine, ammonia, alcohol, gasoline, salt or dry cleaning fluid. Don't do it.
Attached chiggers are removed by even the lightest rubbing. If you are away from civilization, you can remove attached chiggers before they do much damage by frequently rubbing down with a towel or a cloth.
What can you do to alleviate suffering if these precautions fail? Lotions will relive the itching somewhat, but no substance is completely effective. The only ultimate cure is time, since there is nothing you can do to dislodge the chigger's feeding tube, the true cause of your itch. You must simply wait until your body breaks down and absorbs the foreign object.
In the meantime, local anesthetics such as benzocaine, camphor-phenol and ammonium hydroxide may provide you with several hours of comfort at a stretch. Over-the-counter creams can also help. In rare cases, some people are allergic to chigger bites and require prescription medications from their doctor.
Rub the spot down with baking soda
Cgull is absolutely correct. The only cure for chigger bites is time. When the chigger attaches they release a substance that will begin to breakdown your skin so they can slurp it up. The red welt is caused by the chigger's saliva and the chigger is long gone by the time you notice. It is a falsehood that the chiggers lay eggs under your skin or the chigger itself buries in your skin.
good to know. thanks.
Try putting finger nail polish on it, may work okay, may not but, it is worth a shot.
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