Question by  samar (124)

How do I treat chigger bites?

I recently went camping and came home covered with chigger bites.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

To treat chigger bites get you some clear finger nail polish and paint them, it clears it up pretty fast. Also, take some benadryl that will help with the itching and swelling if you have any. Then maybe take some tylenol so that you will not have any pain with the chigger bites.


Answer by  SarahG (130)

Chigger bites can be treated with clear nail polish. Chiggers bury under your skin and breath through a tube, covering the bite blocks this tube.


Answer by  Hawthorne (129)

My grandma would use a needle to get the chigger out if it was still in the bite. There are different home remedies. Try calamine lotion, or making a paste from baking soda and water, or one from wheat germ and honey. Mercurochrome is good too because it helps with scars.


Answer by  Leisa (12)

I'm not a medical doctor. I haven't done any extensive testing. However, when I had chigger bites as a small child my mother first tried washing off the itchy bumps with iodine. Then she applied an anti-itch cream. When this didn't work for me she covered the itchy bumps with clear nail polish. It worked!


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

This will sound odd but when we moved into our home we found the yard hadn't been treated in years and I had chigger bites all over my legs. My mother-in-law said to put clear fingernail polish on the bites. I did it and it worked!


Answer by  catman529 (809)

Run the shower water as hot as you can bear, and then stand with the bitten areas under the hot water for as long as you can bear. Even after the chiggers are gone, the bites still itch. The hot water stops the itching for a while.

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