Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 79

Thread: How to stop the itch of chigger bites?

  1. #1
    Katsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NE Nebraska
    Posts
    48
    Just was in the pasture and received a bunch of chigger bites. Is there a home remedy for this?

  2. #2
    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,088
    Put some mud on the bites and let it dry! :-D

  3. #3
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,755
    When I was little (long time ago!)and had mosquito bites, my Mom put ammonia on them. It stung, but stopped the itching! Mud sounds better.

  4. #4
    Super Member mrspete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    NC - USA
    Posts
    2,977
    They are like the Spanish Nettle that burns and itches. My mother inlaw told me once when we were berry pickin to pee onit !!! Ammonia, huh? Well, I put clear polish onit. Smothered and it wears off and you can't see it. Good Luck,
    Blessings,
    Ruth (ps, man-o-war stings are like that. you can use ammonia on it and we kept it in our first aid kit on the boat)

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    3,529
    Blog Entries
    2
    Starve them for air. I have used nail polish and vinegar (one or the other). :D Sure feels good to scratch them but we know we are not supposed to do that.

  6. #6
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,305
    Grandma put bacon grease on them,
    Mom used clear fingernail polish,
    I use After Bite from Walmart.

    Grandpa got stung many, many times when he ran into a bee/wasp/hornet? nest while bailing hay. Right before he passed out he told the young men helping him to pack him in mud from the river that ran by the field. By the time the doctor got there he was awake and talking. The cool of the mud takes down the swelling and the drying pulls out the stingers.

  7. #7
    shaverg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    So California
    Posts
    2,001
    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Starve them for air. I have used nail polish and vinegar (one or the other). :D Sure feels good to scratch them but we know we are not supposed to do that.
    My mom use to use nail polish too. Back in the day when it was mostly red. LOL. Thank goodness for clear.

  8. #8
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,478
    Is the word chigger a general term for insect bites??
    Sue, who grew up in the city :D

  9. #9
    Katsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NE Nebraska
    Posts
    48
    I knew it was something like nail polish but couldn't remember. You would think after being raised on the farm I would remember but thanks for all the advice. Will go and put some on right now. Those little buggers got right thru the jeans.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    210
    A bath in baking soda helped my son after a camping trip - he was covered in them. They are tenny tiny insects, and contrary to belief they do not burrow, they bite, get a blood meal, and leave. They concentrate at the edges of shirts , shorts, pants, socks. The itching can last for days and days.
    OTC hydrocortisone helps.

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.