I will say a scalding hot bath and endless scratching does help ease their torture. As does benadryl and benadryl cream.
I was asleep before 10 last night, thanks to the little pink pills.
Honestly, a sandpaper massage sounds damn near heavenly! I haven’t had chigger bites like this in 20 years! Sure I get the occasional bite on my feet, but from torso-to-toe? No. Not since I was a kid.
People mistakenly believe that chiggers burrow into the skin and stay for days, but that’s not true. They actually inject enzymes into the skin that break down skin cells. The itching begins when the little fuckers have filled up on your skin cells and they leave you to take a nap. I wish it was a dirt nap. but no. Just a plain old nap like your fat uncle Morty who wears sweatpants to lunch on Thanksgiving day.
Anyway, I’m better today. I think the worst is past me. But…now my legs look like I have leprosy. If you see me on the streets in rags, just donate to my calamine lotion funds and walk away. Don’t stare too long at the constellation of scabs. They’ll start to scare you.
Later bitches! I have some scratching to do.
I was going to “like” this post, but seeing as both my kids have had chiggers, I feel I should empathize with you and NOT like this!! 🙂 Hope you are doing better. Those are nasty flubbers!