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chigger bites, or not?

post #1 of 14
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Does anyone else get chigger bites? I am like broke out in something-DH says they look like chigger bites, but they are in some "odd" places!! What do they look like? I dont think that they are flea bites because I havent seen a flea in ages! Im kinda getting worried(sorry a bit of a worry wart here)
post #2 of 14
Chiggers are the worst!! And yeah they always like to bite in "odd places"! lol
They will just look like little red bumps, they resemble a flea bite but itch so much worse!! Clear finger nail polish (if the place isn't too odd )will kill them. Its really not just bites, the little buggers are buried up in there!! Just coat them with it and refrain from scratching. Recoat them everytime you take a shower or swim and within a couple of days they should heal up and go away.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by maddensmom
Chiggers are the worst!! And yeah they always like to bite in "odd places"! lol
They will just look like little red bumps, they resemble a flea bite but itch so much worse!! Clear finger nail polish (if the place isn't too odd )will kill them. Its really not just bites, the little buggers are buried up in there!! Just coat them with it and refrain from scratching. Recoat them everytime you take a shower or swim and within a couple of days they should heal up and go away.
Thanks for the suggestion! They arent bugging me that bad right now.....but I notice I have some new ones
post #4 of 14
You know I have the two bite on my tummy! They itch like crazy but some triple antibiotic ointment has begun to make them heal up! Never tried the nail polish thing!!
post #5 of 14
Are chiggers the same or similar to wood ticks???
post #6 of 14
What r chiggers...
post #7 of 14
Little bitty mite larvae that attach themselves to your hair folicles - too small to be seen with the naked eye. They're AWFUL.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by maddensmom
Its really not just bites, the little buggers are buried up in there!!

WHAT??? I think I have some bites right now from them. Will they die by themselves or do you actually have to kill them??!!!
post #9 of 14
I guess they'll die by themselves, but it could take awhile, and if you scratch them they can get nasty and infected. I've always used the fingernail polish on mine and they go away pretty quickly. It'll burn for a minute or so when you first put it on, but its not bad.
post #10 of 14
Gross as it sounds...bacon grease or shortening (lard) mixed with salt works,too. It's been a while since I've had them,but they just loved my belly button!! That is until they were pasted with lard and salt!! lol
post #11 of 14
how do u get them
post #12 of 14
I think you can get them from walking in tall grass or in the woods like ticks....

Chigger Fact Sheet
post #13 of 14
THANK YOU SO MUCH...... I need that info
post #14 of 14
So did I. I figured I'd look it up (cause I've got an insatiable curiosity and if I don't know something I research till I find out what it is) and plus you needed to know...so there ya go.

Happy to be of assistance.
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