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View Diary: Chiggers: WTF Are they? And What do You do About Them? (305 comments)

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  •  No. Neither of those work. Trust me. I got (7+ / 0-)

    chiggers in West Tennessee a couple of years ago -twice. I was just walking across the grass at night to a restaurant instead of using the path. Big mistake!  I asked the pharmacist what to do and he said buy Lanarcaine and I did and it made it stop itching. Of course, you have to carry the Lanarcaine with you everywhere, but you won't mind.

    •  According to Wikipedia (1+ / 0-)
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      Because chigger wounds are a complex combination of enzymatic and the resulting mechanical damage, plus allergy and immune responses, plus possible secondary bacterial infection subject to local influences, no one remedy works equally well for most people. It is typical for experienced people to say any given method is useless, but another works very well.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 07:37:27 AM PDT

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