Recovering from chiggers
July 19, 2004 4:26 PM Subscribe
When I moved back to Texas, I was expecting to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but dear GOD I had forgotten about the chiggers
. I've pored over the web to find out how to avoid these tiny literal buggers and there seems to be no real good way. However, the skin around my legs right before they meet my feet is covered with tiny red welts, some of them going back to Memorial Day. HOW DO I RID MYSELF OF THEM? I'm going nuts here.
posted by WolfDaddy to Health & Fitness (17 answers total)
The linked article mentions using powdered sulphur or 1/2 that and 1/2 talcum powder as the most effective remedy. I've tried it and it doesn't work for me, and is smelly and messy besides. The itching is maddening, though witch hazel damps that down for awhile. What I'm most concerned about is that the bites don't seem to be going away, and are accumulating at an alarming rate. How's my man supposed to worship my feet with these ugly ankle bracelets. Hope me!