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Chigger bites. We had no luck with anything the Dr. gave us. We saw some of your home remedies, Clorox bleach, ammonia, and nail polish remover. Seems alone it just was not enough to kill the buggers on our legs. I told my husband that I had had enough (over 3 months ) so I got 3 small bowls and a hand full of cotton balls. Poured Clorox in a bowl, ammonia in a bowl, and fingernail polish in a bowl. We dipped one cotton ball in each bowl then took turns with the Clorox ammonia and nail polish holding it on top of the chigger for 30 seconds each then did it a few more times. It will sting but the spot starts to bleed. and it won't with Dr's meds . so it lets go and dies. OK after that things where getting better(5 months later) and I was thinking that about that same time I noticed a funny bump on the side of my cheek close to my chin . Well it would come and go so I forgot about about it. I decided to Put a cotton ball with Clorox on it then the ammonia then nail polish about 3 or 4 times. It started to bleed and a red thing the size of a RED TIC TAC came out it had long strings on it like feelers or blood suckers or a chigger. I WILL NEVER GO CAMPING AGAIN

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I do not know whoever told you to mix bleach and ammonia, but they are dead wrong and you could kill yourself. Bleach + ammonia mixed = Chlorine gas. Please research before you mix chemicals even on the advice of a doctor.


that is a bunch of Internet B/S


not the chlorine gas part...that is true but about the tic=tax part is an internet scare tactic


I heard that mixing bleach,& amonia are toxoc to the skin and can kill a person..then you put nail polish remover on the infected area??? I'm uncertain about this remedy.. instead maybe you should try tumeric paste tumeric spice mixed with water then put on infected area..its less harsh thanks for the tip but u should think twice about putting all thos chemicals on your skin first.. see I have sensitiv skin and I cant put anything harsh on it.. so far the listerine and baking soda help me.. I mixed and putinto a paste on the other side are dawn and salt I'm testing which one works better they both feel nice...;isterine less drying..
this is my first day trying.. I first put olive oil mixed with vitamin e oil.. on my rash they wirk fine but I first want to kill bugs then sooth with oinment olive oil vit e of luck to yuo the way maybe if u just put bleach on that could be better..I dont wanna sound like a hypocrit but I did jus put some bleach on my skin and it does feel better only bleach well before that it was olive oil, and the the other sidecool mint listerine with baking soda.. the bleach doesnt hurt my bumps have healed only a tiny sore. and I'd say eith one is good yet I feel the bleach working a lot harder on the inside.. though..ok ciao good luck


Sounds very dangerous and ineffective to me. Must be a sick joke! Read about what really happens when bitten by a chigger. This is NOT it.


Good grief people, some of you obviously don't even know what a chigger is. Sounds to me like you are describing ticks, not chiggers. Even an adult chigger is minute (1/60th of an inch) and it's doubtful you would even see them without using a magnifying glass. Do your homework!


Chlorox and Ammonia mixture have killed many a houswife. DON'T DO IT


If someone in my family folled you advice. I would hunt you down and make you drink all three




Please, DO NOT mix bleach and ammonia. The first person to comment was partially correct. The reaction of bleach and ammonia will create chlorine gas, but the gas reacts with the ammonia before it can actually be released, creating a second reaction that produces chloramine which is released and is very toxic. Also, depending on the amount of ammonia being used, impure hydrazine can be produced and is toxic as well and can even cause the liquid to boil and spray.

Bleach (NaOCl) breaks down into hydrochloric acid (HCl) which further reacts with the bleach releasing chlorine gas (Cl2), salt (NaCl), and water(H20). The ammonia (NH3) then reacts with the chlorine gas to produce the chloramine (2NH2Cl). The final two reactions look like this:
NaOCl + 2HCl → Cl2 + NaCl + H2O

2NH3 + Cl2 → 2NH2Cl

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