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How to get rid of chiggers?

We went to the fair last night and I think I've gotten chiggers on my ankles. How can I get rid of them?


Asked by scout_mom at 9:25 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • Paint clear nail polich on the skin where the red bumps are. When it drys it will suffercate them. You can also try vaseline but nail polish works best.

    Answer by vbruno at 2:31 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I was always told to paint over them with clear nail polish so the suffocated... I dunno how true that is mind you...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:27 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • But_Mommie beat me to it... Just use clear nail polish and paint right over the skin. It will suffocate them.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:29 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • We always did the nail polish thing as well and they went away.

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:31 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • nail polish

    Answer by regian19832002 at 12:45 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Soak in the bath :) With bubbles.

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:26 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Like chiigger bites? They sell ChiggerX I think it is. Or maybe make a paste with baking soda and water, that works for my bug bites and the itching.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:26 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Usually you need to get a Rx from the doctor.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Calamine Lotion will help take the itch away and dry up the bites.

    Answer by hsmominky at 9:28 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and swab the area of the bites.

    Answer by foxyloxy at 9:29 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

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