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Anonymous

Chigger bites are something to drive anyone insane. I've just experienced chiggers lately, and learned that putting clear finger nail polish on the bites will help! It will suffocate them and temporarily help itching. Rubbing deodorant on the bites will also help. Try it out!

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Anonymous

can you put regular nail polish on them? I don't have any clear

Anonymous

It is a myth that chiggers burrow under the skin. They stay on the skin surface and insert a mouthpart. They are wiped away with scrubbing but their mouthpart remains causing the itch. Nail polish does nothing.

Anonymous

The clear nail polish works because it creates a barrier that stops oxygen from interacting with the bite/area. It is the reaction that cuses the itch. If you stop the reaction with air ou will stop the itch and that is why people often say they are 'suffocating' the bites.

Anonymous

Deodorant works wonders!!! My son is a mosquito and chigger magnet and it works perfectly. AND he can put it on himself!!

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