Re: Chigger itch
- I'm glad to know that. I had been told they say with you (probably by
my mother to keep me out of the tall grass and woods as a kid!). This
news is relieving!
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Maria \"theJump\""
> Okay so I have to speak up again ... Chiggers do bite you and leave
> do NOT borrow into your skin as it is commonly believed. While they area quick
> very small and very difficult to see they actually bite you. I did
> web search and found this ...surrounding skin
> They actually feed on the fluids in skin cells. To get the fluids, they
> attach themselves to a skin pore or hair follicle and inject a digestive
> enzyme that ruptures the cells. The enzyme also hardens the
> tissue, forming a sort of straw for sucking the skin cell fluids.The whole
> process irritates the skin, causing an itchy red bump that continues tobehind
> cause discomfort for several days
> Read more here
> The only remedies for relieving itch causes this straw that is left
> to be dissolved ... Chigger-X is a chemical compound that doesexactly that
> ... I have had great success using vinegar tooanimals ...
> Anyway ...
> If it is fleas it's a completely different story ... check your
> if they have fleas than likely that is what is biting you ...CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com<CentralTexasGeocachers%40yahoogroups.com>,
> -Maria / TheJump
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Richard <rgbryan666@...> wrote:
> > You must keep in mind that chiggers do not bite you and leave. You
> > don't want to know what they are doing, but you need to put something
> > on them that will kill them. Nail polish remover is ok, stinky and
> > harsh on the skin. There is a product called Chigger-X that really
> > works. I highly recommend it from personal experience.
> > slither666
> > Richard
> > --- In
> > Alex Alexander
> > <alex@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm beginning to think that these aren't chigger bites but something
> > > that the dog has brought in.
> > >
> > > I've started to get bites higher up my legs now and there seem to be
> > > half a dozen new ones every morning.
> > >
> > > Any dog-flea remedies anyone?
> > >
> > > alex. - Slytherin
> > >