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chigger bites upear ussauly near your undie line where there is heat but i found out if you put clear nail polish on and around the bite it sufficates the chigger and kills it it really does work i have a chigger bite right now and i personally just did that.

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me too


chiggers don't live in your skin. The bite is a delayed reaction to the feeding part of the chigger. Nail polish, alcohol, etc will not do anything. Hydrocortisone will relieve the itching.


The nail polish deal is horse crap. The bug is long gone.


chiggers are not some type of bugs or any other type of insect. Chiggers are the juvenile (or larval) form of a specific family of mites, the Trombiculidae. Mites are arachnids, like spiders and scorpions, and are closely related to ticks.They do not burrow under our skin,and they don't drink our blood and it is not best to kill them with suffocation with nail polish or bathing with bleach, alcohol, turpentine.This cannot 'smother' the chigger because it has not burrowed into your skin, and it was probably scratched off long ago. The only benefit to applying a thick coat of nail polish is that it helps to remind you not to scratch the bite. The best precaution against chigger bites is simply taking a warm soapy bath with plenty of scrubbing as soon as possible after exposure. If you bathe at once, while the chiggers are still running over your body, you can wash them off before they bite. A bath will also remove any attached and feeding chiggers before you start to feel the itch. Warm soapy water is all that is necessary to remove and kill chiggers. There is no need, and it is rather dangerous, to apply household products such as kerosene, turpentine, ammonia, alcohol, gasoline or dry-cleaning fluid. Don't do it. The itching will subside in a few days, its a allergic reaction to their bite you are feeling.

Martin Hoyle Drye

If you think fingernail Polish doesn't work, you must be SOME kind of a nut because it does. I would get chiggers as a kid when picking blackberries and it was murder. They would bite me behind my knees, groin and underarms and I discovered that fingernail Polish extinguished the itching.

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