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Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967710 by BinoBoxer
Nov 2, 2018 10:42am
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The common myth on how to get rid of them is to cover the bite area with nail polish and then the chigger will die. I don't know if that really works but I still do it sometimes. It will take about 2 weeks for it to die by your immune system. They do suck!

powder your shoes in sulfur or get a chigger repellent...
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967797 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 2, 2018 11:23am
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They feed &/or fall off pretty quickly. They don't actually dig in to feed like a flea or tick. The problem is they leave a little hardened tube in your skin, through which they secret a saliva that dissolves the tissue. Then they slurp it up. They can take a long time to get a good grip and start in on you, and they are knocked off easily. Showering or scratching gets them off easily. Best prevention is DEET on your FEET and a shower after being outside.

For me, getting hydrocortisone on it up to 4 times a day while it is still a tiny little bump and before it starts itching (if possible) helps prevent the welt and most of the itching. Once I scratch it, I'm toast.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967712 by 360 Degrees of Nowhere
Nov 3, 2018 3:13am
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A finder indeed, one worthy of many gifts after recent Event. Open Space may determine next uses. Go forth with purpose.

360°
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967797 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 3, 2018 1:03pm
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The very first time I got chiggers I did the nail polish thing. I scratched the nail polish off less than an hour later. I think the idea is you suffocate them but by the time they itch they're not even in there anymore.

Anti-itch cream or spray and waiting it out a few days is all I end up doing when I get them. They're like annoying little "Rewards" for getting to be outside in good weather :)
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967849 by 360 Degrees of Nowhere
Nov 5, 2018 7:29am
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Thank you for the generous gift!
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967742 by Origami Hen
Nov 5, 2018 11:44am
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"The songs played by the bluesy night boxing letterboxes were too short. Just when you got into the groove and started boogeying, the music would stop, and you'd have to shine your flashlight into the box again, which was very annoying. Lame."

You WERE my new BFF but after outing me like this...well lets just say i might, might being the operative, invite you to my next slumber party. ;)

deniserows
and fights with pillows