After receiving over 20 chigger bites on just one foot, about 15 on the other, and about 5-10 in very tender areas I was desperate to find some form of relief after frantically scratching all night. I found this website and decided to try some of the remedies. I mean, what's there to lose? I took a very warm shower and scrubbed with Epsom salts. Then I used dog flea and tick bath on my feet. I know, I know, not supposed to be used on humans. Yeah, well chiggers aren't supposed to be on humans either. Then I dried off and used original yellow Listerine. Every time I started feeling the need to itch I used Listerine on a cotton ball. Chigarid would work for about 5 minutes and then the pain was unbearable. I love it for mosquito bites though. All the bites are now oozing and drying up. Listerine is an antiseptic and commonly used for skin and hair fungus as well as athletes foot. I heard putting equal parts sulfur and baby powder in a old sock and then dusting your ankles and waist before going outside deters them. Has to work better than the Off deep woods I used before getting dressed and then again after dressing.
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