I can has relief from chigger bites?
July 27, 2009 7:36 PM Subscribe
ChiggerFilter: On July 4th I walked through tall grass to my neighbor's house, and came home with dozens of chigger bites at my waist, all over my thighs (front and back), hips, and posterior. I think I'm allergic, because despite all treatments, they're still itching over three weeks later. How much longer can this misery last, and how do I prevent scarring besides the obvious "not scratching"?
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy to health & fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Antihistamines (fexofenadine) help temporarily, as do hydrocortisone cream, Gold Bond cream, and Gold Bond powder. But when will the welts go away finally? Is it time to see a doctor? Also, I am very pale, and occasionally get scars from insect bites, so the sheer number of these bites freaks me out--as they are, they look TERRIBLE, almost rashlike, and if they leave scars that will not be pretty either.
I did see a couple of other chigger-related questions, but not much was said about suffering past 3 weeks, or preventing scars. Thanks in advance, y'all.