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Chiggers
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Ole Buzzard    Posted 06-06-2004 at 13:20:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone have the sure-fire cure for chigger bites? I am using Lysol right now and it seems to work okay except I stink!


Herb    Posted 06-07-2004 at 01:11:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
To avoid them in the future; I was told that wearing shorts is better than long pants if you're out in the woods. I haven't had any on me in years. I don't know if its because I don't go in the woods much anymore or if the fireants got em.


dale anne    Posted 06-06-2004 at 17:30:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy i am a current sufferer of chigger bites...thinking i got them yesterday at the auction...it was in a grassy area and barn....bleach bath seems to be working fer me...has worked in the past also..i have them EVERYWHERE!...even under my armpits....started scratching last night and thought was a few skeeter bites...this morning woke up and well I had to skip church cause I didnt want the priest thinkin i was giving him a sign...lmao...i would have been thoughtof as a temptress...or she devil.....1 cup of bleach to halffull tub...stink and dries out yer skin..but it works.....hope this helps...dale anne


Ret    Posted 06-06-2004 at 16:05:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
got into a mess of them 3 years ago. Local told me at first sign of them he washes off area with gas,and then uses nail polish. It really helped. Got to keep using it, but sure killed the itch
REt


RC    Posted 06-06-2004 at 15:10:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you want something to keep from getting them or stop itching after they bite?
Ron,ar-- who had to change his handle to fit with all those other initials:^)


JB    Posted 06-06-2004 at 13:30:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, the nail polish works, clear or otherwise! Use a rich bergundy red, and start a new fad with red splotches around your ankles, waist, and well... where else you got'um??!! LOL

They used to sell a bottle of stuff called "Chigger Rid" at drug stores, and it wasn't a thing but clear nail polish, at 2 or 3 times the price! May still be on the market, I dunno.


DD    Posted 06-06-2004 at 13:26:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe Benadryl for the itching?


TB    Posted 06-06-2004 at 13:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
clear fingernail polish and paint the bites. suposidly it sufficates them and thay die. ???? don't know allways worked for me.


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