The internet is great for getting advice. Problem is, there's too much of it. For the past half hour I've been searching information on chiggers. There are people who swear the following works every time:
*Scratch like hell, and pour on some bleech, then disinfect with some antibiotic soap, and cover bites w/ vasoline.
*eat a teaspoon of pharmacy grade sulphur with a tablespoon of molasses.
*malt liquor and finger nail polish
*make a paste of salt and rub in the chigger bite
*Take your finger nail and make an X right in the middle of your bite.
*always rub pine sol over chigger bites
*Only use straight VINEGAR
*We have found that if you put icy hot on the chigger bites it will help the itching and smother the chiggers, but make sure you do not get the icy hot around your personal areas, it will burn very badly
*whenever someone gets them i always tell them to use finger nail polish
*i have found that hemmoriod cream works
*I have found that betadine or witch hazel work great
*mother use to put turpentine on them. I’ve tried tea tree oil.
* Rub a bit of Vicks Vapo-rub on the chigger bite
*Old Spice original scent stick deoderant
*asorbine jr.for itchy feet stoped the itching instantly…
*I use regular Ban Roll On. It also helps the itch from poison ivy.
*Baths for 1 hour in bubbble bath and 1/4 cup of peanut oil added every 20 miutes to keep mites from climbing back on you...
And most carry the warning, "This will burn like hell for about 5 minutes but..."
You get the idea, though. It pretty much boils down to: scratch the chigger bite with anything you find in the tool box, then apply pretty much anything you find in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, laundry room, or pool supply store. Then bathe in a solution of half water - half random chemicals. Then cut off the affected limb, apply a tourniquet, and problem solved.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Posted by lumberjack at 8:07 AM