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Jim R in SC

My experience: yesterday I walked in a field of tall weeds wearing shorts and no insect repellent protection (duh!). About 4 hours later I was burning up with literally hundreds of chigger bites, mostly all over my thighs, butt, and behind my knees and elbows. I thought I was going to die from the deep burning itching.

I got in a hot shower and scrubbed myself down with very little effect, in fact my skin was more inflamed from the scrubbing.

I then read some posts here, and ran a hot bath with about 1/2 bag of Epsom salts and even added about an eighth of a bottle of Listerine. I soaked until the water was too cold to stay in it, 40 minutes.

Got out and used a wash cloth to rub Benadryl itch stopping Gel, mixed with more Listerine all over the inflammations. Then I took 3 Benedryl alergy capsules (box said take 2), and it became bearable enough to sleep.

Woke up this morning and I feel like I dodged a thousand bullets. No more burning itch or inflammation-all day. It's a miracle, but I don't know and I don't care which treatment to attribute my cure. Probably a combination of all the things I did.

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