Listen, I'm not recommending this remedy to anyone else, I just want to let everyone know how much this has worked for me. Last year was another year of every bug in the south, seemingly, finding me to chew on, ticks, mosquitoes and my very favorite little tortuous varmint, the southern chigger. I get them everywhere and so did my mother, and in any southern state I'm a magnet or something. Needless to say we stay out of blackberry bushes. I am very fair, blood vessels all over me just under the skin, I think they can smell blood! Anyway, this year I added another experimental chemical to the list. Floor cleaning, mopping Ammonia, full strength on a cotton ball! I rubbed it on patches of bites and held the ammonia-soaked-cotton ball on the bite itself for several minutes, and would reapply a few times over the next hour. Glory be, they disappear!!! Hump and all, gone, sometimes the little ones go away in 2 hours with a few dabs, big ones take overnight after applications! Best to do this as soon as coming into house or when the itching or bump appears. Especially seems to work on 'skeeter bites' and no see-ums. This is a critter my ex says you get in the mountains when camping. Not sure, I've never seen them. Anyway, the itching subsides after about 1 hour. My next relief suggestion is..., say you didn't use the full strength ammonia soon enough, is sunburn anesthetizer! or the toothache stuff like oragel. I happen to have had a sunburn spray with Lidocaine in it. I'm 57, raised in the south, and suffered so many years! This works! The Ammonia pen from the store never did. I think it just wasn't strong enough. Hope the ammonia doesn't take a toll on my liver and kidneys, but man, I've got to have relief! Actually, I'm thinking about moving to cooler climates. The little ticks so tiny, and the big ticks that bring their own knife, fork and spoon are driving me crazy. Did I mention I have to spray my shoes and legs with killer before I go outside!
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