Bug Bite 101

bug bites 101

How To Treat Chigger Bites

If you have had a run-in with chiggers on a recent outdoor adventure, fear not. With these simple proactive steps, you can minimize the itch, and get started healing in no time.

• As soon as you return indoors, take a hot shower and wash thoroughly with soap, This will help remove any chiggers that are still present on your skin. Be sure to get in all the cracks and crevices, and pay special attention to areas that were covered by tight-fitting clothing, such as the sock line and underwear band.

• Immediately throw all of your outdoor clothing into the washing machine, and wash it with hot water. This will kill and remove any chiggers that may still be lurking there.

• Do not bother with purported home remedies such as covering your chigger bites with nail polish. It won’t do anything to stop the itching, and it won’t suffocate the chigger either, because its already gone.

• After your shower, dry off with a clean, soft towel, and apply Chiggerex liberally to any areas that are showing signs of redness or itching. Repeat application every three or four hours as needed to calm the itch and start the healing.

Trusted for over 50 years, Chiggerex is the original medicated ointment specifically designed to treat chigger bites. With an original formula containing 10% benzocaine, aloe vera, and chamomile, Chiggerex absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any residue and has a pleasant peppermint scent.

Keep Chiggerex handy in your medicine cabinet, toolbox or backpack, and you’ll always be ready to fight back against the pain and itch of chigger bites.