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Chiggers; I'm Being Eaten Alive

platgofplatgof platgofClubWRX Posts: 1,634 ClubWRX
edited Aug 25, 2019 1:27am in The 19th Hole #1

Played at some courses and rode in the rough, now I have chigger sores all over my left side. I should have worn pants as they seem to help keep them off. Man do they itch!!!

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  • eleven bravoeleven bravo Members Posts: 44 ✭✭

    Any over the counter Anti-Itch cream and a Benadryl will help.

  • DBurnsDBurns Members Posts: 37 ✭✭

    The State Bug for Arkansas.

  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Miserable! Chiggers and those little seed ticks are my worst memories from summers in Louisiana.

  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 25, 2019 3:12pm #5

    Don't get chiggers here but there's some wee bugger that apparently only lives in my garden and likes to bite my ankles when I go out. Frankly it beggars the mind. I don't have kids. I don't have pets. What kind of insect has a life cycle that is predicated on biting my ankles in summer? Come to that - how does it get through my socks?

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    Only one known breeding location. My bloody back garden.

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  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members Posts: 256 ✭✭✭✭

    I use cheap hairspray as a treatment.
    The glue type \ sealer kills the chiggers, and the alcohol in the hair spray keeps ot from getting infected, and soothes.
    I prefer Aqua Net hairspray.
    It glues together the hair on your legs, but is stops the itching.
    Before using, take a bath and add 1 cup of bleach.
    This will kill the chiggers, and help with the itching.

  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members Posts: 256 ✭✭✭✭

    I use cheap hairspray as a treatment.
    The glue type \ sealer kills the chiggers, and the alcohol in the hair spray keeps ot from getting infected, and soothes.
    I prefer Aqua Net hairspray.
    It glues together the hair on your legs, but is stops the itching.
    Before using, take a bath and add 1 cup of bleach.
    This will kill the chiggers, and help with the itching.

  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,546 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I got hit by chiggers a couple times in the Army. A hot water soak, either a hot tub or a bath, helped. The hot tub was more effective, I'm guessing due to the chlorine content.

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,634 ClubWRX
    edited Aug 31, 2019 12:48am #9

    The hairspray sounds brilliant as it will stop them from crawling around. I did put some salve(chest rub) around my ankles and wore longer socks this time, at the same course. I stayed away from thick grass like the plague.

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    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790's this week, next week?
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,931 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Rubbing alcohol or bleach will kill them .... bleach is also great for drying up poison ivy/oak. Can’t say it doesn’t have its own health risks. I don’t know. But I’ve personally used rubbing alcohol for chiggers with great results.

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