Chiggers

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  1. firepit

    firepit Well-Known Member

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    Wow guys...I got eatin alive by chiggers this weekend....never sprayed any repellent
    because i never noticed anything....Lesson Learned.
     
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    Ugh they're the worst. They can take forever to get rid of. We didn't have any bugs because it rained Fri and Saturday, was beautiful Sunday but windy which kept them away I think.
     
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    Funny thing about chiggers is that you usually don't notice them till you get home. Hate sprays so REI bug proof pants work for me. Clear finger nail polish works as good as anything.
     
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    They are awful. Not much you can do once done except treat the itch. It's pretty gross what causes the bump on your body.

    Skin straw, ugh
    Chiggers attach to the host, pierce the skin, inject enzymes into the bite wound that digest cellular contents,[24] and then suck up the digested tissue through a tube formed by hardened skin cells called a stylostome.[25] They do not burrow into the skin or suck blood, as is commonly assumed. Itching from a chigger bite may not develop until 24–48 hours after the bite,
     
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    Lol...poking fun at myself but they are everywhere on me...cortizone seems to help.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I had a niece that got them several years ago, all over her body. Navy Doctor told me for her to take a bath using flea and tick shampoo, I made a bath for her using it and it did work. Maybe you can get some relief that way.
     
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    when I was stationed at ft benning those little sob,s tore me up all the damn time
     
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    Chiggers are misery. First got mine in South Carolina; thought it was bedbugs at the condo/hotel. It wasn't. Take a bath with 1/2 cup chlorine bleach added to it to make sure you kill off the last of them. By the time you get the itch, those chiggers are mostly gone-- if you take daily showers. Benadryl if you like to sleep, or Zyrtec if you don't want to be sleepy can help too.
     
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    I got them once years ago. The doctor gave me an Rx cream that worked great. Gone within a couple days.

    I got spider mites once too. Another visit to the Dr and another Rx cream and gone.
     
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    Cool baths are helping along with cortizone cream.
    Im chewed up pretty bad.
    I thinks playing golf chipper in the grass is the culprit.
     
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    Lol. Please no more on what ointments he needs put on where. And i hope golf chipper is just as it sounds and not code for something else.
    Hope you do feel better soon, have a or 3!
     
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    Its like Cornhole except you use a golf chipper instead of bags.
     
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    Please don't post pics of your bites. I don't envy you Firepit. I know yet miserable. One or twelve beers help with sleep.
     
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    Where?
     
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    What state/area?
     
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    yup 10 beers and some Ghanja will take your mind off the chigs
     
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    benadryl gel is my favorite for really itchy bites; I keep it in the fridge (or cooler). I put on a layer, wait until it is dry, then put on another layer. Within a minute or two the itch is gone. Repeat a couple times per day.
     
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    Lol, dang place was full of 'em, made you wanna drink the issued bug juice...Ft Campbell was bad also, here in Virginia too, wife sat down in the yard last month & learned a lesson...
     

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