OK,year #2 that I have gotten these little effers. Worse, the same way both times. I live in south Jersey. Years ago my husband whom I adore planted some type of grassy stuff in the garden right in front of the house, which now seasonally grows above and beyond any weed I've ever seen. So, I must pull. Though, next year I think I'll call the pro. I've been to the DR.!! Elimite 3 days ago! (its been a week and a half now) NO AFFECT! They're on STEROIDS! I look like ive been attacked by a severly angered cat. Did the nail polish, Chiggerex from Walmart, Benadryl gel, homeopathic anti-itch spary, neosporin'd my whole body, I wanna DIE HERE!! NOW, I've read a few pages of these remedies and i'm off to make use of the peroxide, alcohol, and meat tenderizer. PLAESE GOD LET THEM WORK!! I'm SO FLIPPING TIRED! I will check back and let you all know, so YOU know what works! Off to the shower I go!
ALL I WANT TO SAY IS THAT 'COLGATE' TOOTHPASTE WORKS WORKS WORKS!! HOW SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE! JUST RUB SOME ON EACH BITE AND ITCH IS GONE AND LEAVES A TINGLING SOOTHING FEELING TO YOUR SKIN. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE BUT ITCHING AND MISERY!!!
Lamisil for Athletes Foot really works well for us.
Burt's Bees: 'Res-Q-Ointment' worked great for me. If you can't find it in your local store you can order it on line at burtsbees.com
Im a tennessee boy raised around chiggers i have used nail polish and bleach and everything else i could get my grubby little fingers on. i recently found a quick cure for itching called 'chigger chaser' it works great for itching although there is not much in the spray container the spray works magic for maybe two hours. good luck.
As a kid growing up in southwest Louisiana, we were constantly in the woods and fields. Chiggers everywhere.
In our small town there was a pine stump processing plant,(pure pine oil).
Soak in a hot tub with a small amount of oil and problem solved.
Plant moved to Florida, no more oil here. (It's like pine-sol but pure)
Thank you to everyone who recommended Listerine!! I have probably two hundred bites on my legs and ankles. I tried cortisone cream, baking soda paste, calamine lotion, oral Benedryl, and benzocaine - nothing helped. The Listerine took the itch away in minutes! My doctor thought it was a riot and my legs smell minty fresh!!
First of all take a warm shower and use lots of soap, that should get the chiggers off. Then, apply an itch cream. Rub it in good then apply Listerine mouthwash, it will sting, but it should help. When it itches again do the steps over. DO NOT SCRATCH THEM
Chiggers? Just keep Sage in your garden and dry some for the winter. For Bug bite just chew a sage leaf just enough to break it and get it wet. Apply to the bite. Hold on place with a piece of tape. It normally will be gone in a few minutes.
We moved to Kansas last year after 33 years in Alaska and boy did I discover chiggers quick! Or I guess they discovered me. Last summer was miserable, but this summer is the worst. I'm sure grateful I'm retired because I'm losing a lot of sleep because of the itching.
We live out in the country and I'm getting the bites from just being in our yard (I'm ready to pave everything). I've tried maximum strength anti-itch cream, hydrocortisone cream, calendula ointment, benedryl pills (can't wake up), a homeopathic product, my doctor suggested Calmoseptine, ice and who knows what else. Some of these helped a little but within a short time I was ripping at the bites again. One thing that lasted for a while but offered a different type of pain and I felt was completely worth it was Dr. Scholl's FREEZE Away Wart Remover. I'm telling you, I was a desperate woman!
This year I lucked out and found a product called 'CHIGG AWAY' 'The Soldier's Choice' www.chiggaway.com I found it at our local pharmacy and was stunned at how well it works. I got relief within 30 seconds and depending on how bad the bite has gotten, the relief lasts anywhere from 8 to 12 hours. It has 5% Benzocaine and sulfur in it. I put it on a larger area surrounding the bites so when the little bugger is ready to move somewhere else, I have it covered.
It's not perfect, but it's the best thing I've found so far. However I will be trying some of the ideas I read about from all of you wonderful folks. Thanks for the ideas and best of luck to all of you.