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I'm 17 and have lived in Louisiana all of my life and just came in contact with these nasty itchy critters a few days ago. My fiancé and I were helping a friend clean his grandpa's yard and they found us. I was wearing loose shorts and they got me in the crease of my legs by my undies, on my sides and bottom, where the underwire of my bra falls and under my arms. My poor fiancé got them in some even more uncomfortable places. They didnt show up for about a day or two. After reading some we decided we didn't want to try fingernail polish or ammonia or any of the more...chemical type remedies. My mom works at a farmers co-op and gave us this stuff called Appalachian secrets. It's good for all kinds of bug bites and poison oak, sumac and ivy. We used it last night and though it doesn't do much for itching the bumps have gone down a lot. Later I'm going to go soak up to my nose in an Epsom salt bath and hopefully they will be gone. He put some alcohol on some of his bites and that helped the itchy part some.
Good Luck and I feel for anyone who has these buggers in the more...sensitive areas.

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Contrary to popular belief, chiggers are not insects; they are arachnids. Specifically, chiggers are the juvenile (or larval) form of a family of mites called Trombiculidae. They only dine on humans in their juvenile form. Their bites are painless, but lesions are very itchy. Itching usually peaks a day or two after the bite occurs. I don't know how all those things do for chigger bites, but only 2 things work for me. Finger nail polish stop the itching for the minute I put it on me. The next day I pulled off the finger nail polish because it was starting to peel & look gross on me. Well I have this cream 'Ketoconazole 2\\\% Cream' Each gram contains: Ketoconazole 20mg, butylate hyroxyanisole (BHA), cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan monostearate & stearyl alcohol,. This is a prescription meds for psoriasis, but I used it on fungus infections in the area of folds of the skin. It really works for that, so I decided to try it on my chiggers bites! Oh man, what a relief. I only put it on once a day. All day I have no itching!!!! As u no that once u get the chiggers off me, what is left is the poison from their bites. They aren't inside of the pimples, they inject this fluid into u to make a meal out of u. Kind of like a fly when they eat, they up chuck on their food to dissolve their food. Chiggers do it inside of ur flesh. Then u have an allergic reaction to the fluid that cheddar injected in you. Kind of like mosquito bites you have an allergic reaction to that they put in us, and that makes you itch like crazy. Oh yell, this works on Mosquito bites!!! Don't forget it is a prescription, so u will have to get a doctor to order it for u, & a little bit goes a long ways.

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