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Anonymous

After reading many remedies on here this is what quickly worked - I usually don't write these but having chigger bites really sucks (last time I will do a brake job outside without bug spray!).

So here it is: I thought of this because my poison ivy remedy of gojo granules working in a similar way.

Step 1: buy a bag of epson salt and get in tub of very warm yet comfortable water. It is important to not add salt yet soak for a minute to get your skin acclimated to the ph of the water.
Step 2: Pour 6-8 cups of salt in the tub and soak infected area making sure the salt is circulating. This will disturb the salinity and ph around the infection - You should now feel the need to itch and that is your moment of opportunity.
Step 3: At the point you want to itch take salt right from the bag and make a paste of salt over the entire area of bites (be sure to rub the salt granules generously on the infected area this is the key to it working!).
Step 4: Now once you have the paste set leave infected area above water for about 15 minutes listen to radio etc.
Step 5: Quickly dip infected area in bath water you originally mixed in salt and watch when you get out of the tub the welts quickly recede to small bite marks when you dry off. LET THE WATER DRY ON ITS OWN DO NOT TOWEL OFF THE INFECTED AREA. This will leave a nice salt film that will help you until you need to repeat the process.

I was using antibiotic cream and alcohol for days before I figured this out. The cream and alcohol method only resulted in liquid coming out of bite bumps like a zit (gross). A chemist I work with said my method is rapidly changing salinity and other biological values thus killing off the infection the bite marks have left. Good luck these really suck if you get them but this will help quickly.

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Aaron C.

I tried the Epsom salt with peppermint, and it worked wonders on my feet and ankles. The chigger bites dont itch AT ALL now! Thank you so much for this remedy! For the past 3 days I have been pouring bleach on my feet, which can not be healthy. But anyway, thanks for this chigger bite cure! I suggest everyone try it. By the way, using nail polish did not work well. Good luck to everyone with these little pest bites!

Tracy

Half way through the remedy submission with Dr. Teals Epsom salts. I have the salty pretzel like crust on my skin. It's the first relief that I've had in days.

Anonymous

I highly recommend this! I was at my wits end and getting ready to travel the next day. Did the soaks & caked on the paste and instant relief! Love Epson's salts!
Thank you

bugs

My husband did this yesterday 2x. BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ, AND HE IS GLAD I DID! He missed work yesterday because of itching all night the night before. I searched on-line for chigger relief and found this. Immediately bought Epsom Salts, and he did this. Thank you!

RHONDA

READ THIS TO MY HUSBAND LAST NIGHT...WHO IS OUT OF TOWN. HE IMMEDIATELY WENT AND BOUGHT EPSON SALT AND FOLLOWED THE PROCESS. RELIEF!!!!! HE HAS BEEN IN AGONY FOR DAYS-WEEKS AND HE SAID IT WORKED!!!!!!

Jennifer

I'm going to give this a shot as I am at my wits end. My feet are so covered that I cannot wear shoes. Good thing I'm currently unemployed or I'd be losing my mind! Thanks for this, definitely worth a shot.

Jennifer

Two things:

First, this absolutely works. It's been 12 hours since I've done it and the scratching is gone, except for the places I either didn't put enough on or didn't leave it on long enough.

Second, and I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT SCRATCH BEFORE HAND! Quite literally I felt like my skin was being burned off because I had scratched before. I soaked before and did the epsom salt pack on my feet and legs. No possible way I could stand it for 15 minutes, it was not even five. The bad part was putting my legs back in the water after, that's when the real pain began. The thing is the pain, while excruciating, was absolutely worth it in the fact that the itching is gone. The welts definitely went down almost immediately as well. There is some residual itching but again, I think it's where I didn't leave it on long enough or didn't put it on those spots. Definitely works but be prepared.

Jason

Wow!!!!!
Used clear nail polish. ..........................didn't work
Used Caladryl clear ...............................didn't work
Used extra strength cortisone cream... didn't work
Followed the above steps using
Euchtaliptus Epson Salts
Hot whirlpool tub w/jets running
And I feel great. Surprisingly this $7 process worked miraculously.
Thx whoever originally posted this
Jason

Jason

Wow!!!!!
Used clear nail polish. ..........................didn't work
Used Caladryl clear ...............................didn't work
Used extra strength cortisone cream... didn't work
Followed the above steps using
Euchtaliptus Epson Salts
Hot whirlpool tub w/jets running
And I feel great. Surprisingly this $7 process worked miraculously.
Thx whoever originally posted this
Jason

Jami

Omg thank you so much to whoever wrote this!!! I have been in agony for 48 hours even with Benadryl and hydrocortisone....and it feels like it's GONE now!!! Time for a nap since I was up scratching all night lol...again,thank you!

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