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    Old 06-09-2010, 06:51 AM
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    Just was in the pasture and received a bunch of chigger bites. Is there a home remedy for this?
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    Old 06-09-2010, 06:53 AM
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    Put some mud on the bites and let it dry! :-D
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    Old 06-09-2010, 06:59 AM
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    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.
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    Old 06-09-2010, 07:16 AM
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    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,
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    Old 06-09-2010, 07:18 AM
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    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.
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    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.
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    Old 06-09-2010, 07:28 AM
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    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.
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    Old 06-09-2010, 07:32 AM
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    Is the word chigger a general term for insect bites??
    Sue, who grew up in the city :D
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    Old 06-09-2010, 07:46 AM
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    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.
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    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.
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