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August 10, 2006

Home Remedies

The latest mosquito chigger bite count? 37....yep, 37 (gave up count) more than 40 red, dry, itchy bites...mainly on my legs. It's completely miserable.

The only relief is Asorbine Jr...but that only last for a couple of hours and makes them more dry.

My friend told me to put lemon on them. But hell, she puts lemon on everything.

So, I'm asking for any home remedies you all might have for being attacked by a large family of mosquitoschiggers!

Posted by Sissy at August 10, 2006 09:57 PM | TrackBack

Toothpaste (really!! Just try it!)

Or my most effective remedy (I'm very allergic to mosquito bites) is to take 1/2 a Benadryl tablet right after I get the bites, and then 1/2 every two-three hours after that. It keeps the itch and redness away, but w/o the sleepiness from taking a full dose of Benadryl.

Posted by: Mrs_Who at August 10, 2006 10:02 PM

Just drink a shitload of beer and forget about it... repeat until gone.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 10, 2006 11:14 PM

Not a home remedy but..there is a product called Chigger Rid, out there. Not very expensive, and it works well. Clear fingernail polish will do in a pinch.

Posted by: imp at August 11, 2006 10:23 AM

Use Avon Skin So Soft spray on your legs and arms when you are outdoors and you won't get bit - I believe they sell it in stores now or a knock off version of it. Welcome to the South :)

Posted by: Napster at August 11, 2006 11:08 AM

I think you're supposed to suffocate them. Fingernail polish? Vaseline? I can't remember. Try googling it. And remember, if you google it and you get my site, don't come over. I'll only post another "Just ask Bou" post and single you out! HEH!

Posted by: Bou at August 11, 2006 10:47 PM

Yup...Skin So Soft for prevention, and if it's chiggers, then clear nail polish.

Posted by: Mrs_Who at August 12, 2006 06:46 PM