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Are there any medacine men,witch doctors, or practitioners of ancient chinese medicine that can tell be how to "CURE" chiggers?

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  • Are there any medacine men,witch doctors, or practitioners of ancient chinese medicine that can tell be how to "CURE" chiggers?

    Are there any medacine men,witch doctors, or practitioners of ancient chinese medicine that can tell be how to "CURE" chiggers? Bleach does not work nor does fingernail polish,gas,deisel,alcohol,chigger medicine or anythig else. Ive heard of northern regiments during the civil was stopped by them. How did the Native Americans deal with them?

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    I am none of those nor do I know how Natives dealt with chiggers.
    I mix a bit of yellow sulfur with lotion or lanolin spread over the bite. The sulfur suffocates the embedded chigger and kills the eggs.
    To prevent the bites treat your clothes with permethrin, most chiggers and ticks are repelled.
    later,
    charlie

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    • #3
      Along with permethrin or other types of repellent try eating hot peppers, garlic (not the pills), and onions. The sulfur in each act as a natural repellent.

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        Insect spray around ankles, shirt sleeves, etc.
        Take a bath or shower right after coming in from outdoors.
        Keep grass around house cut short and treat with insecticide.

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          The very few times I have had chiggers I just covered it with petroleum jelly and then waited it out.

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          • #6
            Only time can cure chiggers. Contrary to popular belief, chiggers do not burrow in your skin or lay eggs. The saliva they use breaks down your skin so the bug can slurp it up. It is an allergic reaction to that saliva that cause the insane itch. There is no cure but time.

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            • #7
              Take a bath after you have been through chigger country during chigger season. A good warm bath and soap will remove the boogers before much reaction occurs. Don't wait till morning.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DSMbirddog View Post
                The very few times I have had chiggers I just covered it with petroleum jelly and then waited it out.
                After alot of research I've found that buckbull is right. They do not dig into you're skin but attach to the hair folicule, inject a "venom" that turns youre skin into a jelly, then slurp it up.Causing an alergic reaction. Chiggars only go this in the larva stage. After they mature they become herbavores. Ive found that some plants give off an attractant to these types of bugs to ward off plant eating bugs. Aparently Thistle is one of these. Stay off Thistle. Since the chiggar bite itch is an alergic reaction, i've decided to try an antihistimine cream like Benedryl. It helps better than anything, ive found. Also as a side note, Tobacco is a plant that attracts parasidic bugs by giving off an attractive scent. Which must explain why when I was a child, before I used tobacco, I very seldom got chiggars, while dad ,who smoked, would get eaten alive.

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