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How Do You Get Chiggers off Your Body?!

My 5 year old daughter is covered in chiggers (eww!)... I know I need to wash her bed linens, towels, clothes, etc...

But what are your tried and true remedies to get them out of her SKIN??

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we live in FL where there is a ton of spanish moss. we always used clear fingernail polish to get them off.

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we live in FL where there is a ton of spanish moss. we always used clear fingernail polish to get them off.

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I am another vote for clear nail polish. That is what we always did at summer camp and it always worked great, good luck!

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You need to take clear nail polish and put it over the areas that are infested with the chiggers to suffocate them... they are nasty little things. I have also in a pinch used Aqua Net strong hold hairspray but it has to be thick... basically the point is to suffocate them so they die and then exfoliate in a shower not a bath!

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My mom is a firm believer in lye soap for chiggers and any other kind of bites or itchies. We have tried it and it works really well.
Good luck!

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Just wash with soap. They are not in her skin - they do not burrow in..
My sister used to get chigger bites from walking across fields in the tall grass.
Here's how to treat the bites:
http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Chigger-Bites

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wow. Im glad we dont have chiggers in CA. I like the hairspray suffocation answer, seems like that would work well. Thats what I do to ants and other bugs. Thats the only reason I have a can of aquanet, it freezes bugs in their tracks.

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wash the bedding in the hottest water possible, get the chiggers off the skin by putting clear nail polish on the chigger bites, it kills them, when a clear liquid comes out of the chigger bite, the little guy is dead.
K. h.

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