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Question by  bolojo19 (19)

What are some remedies for chiggers?

Last night my wife and I sat under the stars and listened to music and now I have chigger bites all over my groin.


Answer by  QueedlyMcShane (205)

Try tea tree oil, oatmeal bath or cream, aloe vera, Lysterine mouthwash, or Calamine Lotion. Nail polish will not "smother" chiggers so don't use it. In the worst case, the doctor may prescribe steroid cream or pills. Very warm and soapy baths or showers can remove chiggers before they bite. Once bitten, avoid heat as it can make itching worse.


Answer by  lmac (355)

By the time you see the rash, the chiggers are gone - that's the good news. To relieve the itching, try a hot shower or bath (in Epsom salts, if you have them), followed by application of anti-itch cream. To prevent future problems, try dusting your lower limbs with powdered sulfur or an insect repellent containing DEET.

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