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Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« on: July 06, 2009, 01:30:58 AM »
Just got back from Bud's this evening. The itching started last night, this morning I showered and felt some relief from what I thought was the soft water at Bud's, he said it could be the salt that's in the water. Anyway, those dang redbugs really itch and you just have to scratch them or you ain't living!

I wore long pants the whole trip too, suckers got to me I tell you.

Who else they been bothering this season? Arrrrggghhh!!

I'm a itchin and a scratchin'!


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 01:33:00 AM »
What are they?

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 01:42:21 AM »
Chiggers. They are too small to see and usually you start itching a day or two after they've gotten under your skin.

The good news is it doesn't last more than a few days. But oh, how I itch now!


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 01:53:30 AM »
we used to smear Vaseline over them.  don't know if it worked, but it was fun.  also knew someone who used vicks vapor rub, but i would think that would burn.  especially after scratching  :-\
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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 01:55:20 AM »
I know when I get poison oak and start to itch, I take a really hot shower as hot as I can stand it, and then I feel much better after.

Also I have this terrific spray called" Cortaid intensive therapy cooling spray instant cooling itch relief" and keep spraying that on me.


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 01:59:42 AM »
I've heard people can smother chiggers, which is why the Vaseline works. I'd be careful with the Vick's.... too much of it all over your body and you can begin to feel toxic (your skin absorbs the menthol/eucalyptus and too much can make you feel sick).

My mum says to dot a bit of clear nail polish over each spot. Of course, if you're covered in them it would be rather time consuming. (She may have been thinking of the Chigoe flea, or jigger.)

You've got me curious now. I'm off to Google and Wikipedia............................
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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 08:37:38 AM »
I have been plagued with them many times. Clear nail polish will work.

jp are they marching north? I feel your pain man.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 10:40:08 AM »
Too many spots to put anything on, I'm just gonna grin and bear it, its not too too bad, if I don't think about it much. I know from past experience it'll only last another day or so.

Gonna have to ask Bud if he ever gets them as he only wears blue jean shorts every day and works his land and bees in shorts and that's it!

Itch, itch, scratch, scratch!


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 11:05:54 AM »
Legs are bad, but hands are worse for those little buggers. 

I just hate it when I get an itchy chigger finger. :-D
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 11:47:06 AM »
Legs are bad, but hands are worse for those little buggers. 

I just hate it when I get an itchy chigger finger. :-D

That was good Rick, definitely worth a chuckle. :-D

BTW, Bud said the red bugs don't bother him any. :shock:


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 01:02:43 PM »
While I was researching last night, one of the things I read was "take a table-salt bath" ... put a cup or two of table salt (Iodized, most likely) in your bath and submerge those chiggers!
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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 01:59:36 PM »
Jp not cool man now I'm itching all over just thinking about that ;)
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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 04:59:15 PM »
Bleach on them will kill them avoid the hot showers it drives them crazy causing them to itch worse. Those are miserable little buggers

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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 05:04:24 PM »
we always used nail polish when we got them out picking blackberries, daddy would have us painted with red poka-dots all over, don't guess mom had any clear. Had to walk around looking like you had chicken pox or something.

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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 06:10:22 PM »
daddy would have us painted with red poka-dots all over, don't guess mom had any clear.
Hahahaha!!! Pick a fun color! Or several colors!! Hehe!

(You can get some really, really cheap stuff -- for chiggers it shouldn't matter!)
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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 06:36:22 PM »
Ok, then....heres what I know about Chiggers......
Before they become chiggers, there are redbugs( real tiny mites, but you can see them sometimes)...The redbugs change to chiggers....or the chiggers change to redbugs...or, maybe, the chiggers are baby redbugs! (I told you I knew about these things! :roll:)...At any rate,....once you get the itchy part going on, theres nothing alive under the skin to kill anymore...the critter already dug in, got a drink, left some kinda enzyme what makes you itchy!...Soooo,...That means theres nothing to kill them with..only stuff to distract the itchyness I guess!...But, what really works good is getting a cigarette and burning the bump :shock:..Then, all you gotta deal with is the burn pain instead of the itch!..Unfortunately, when using a cigarette, people will think you have smallpox from all the red dots! Then the health dept comes and gets you!

(Note to self.......Give medical advice prior to dosing with Ambien....)


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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 08:17:29 PM »
(Note to self.......Give medical advice prior to dosing with Ambien....)

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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2009, 11:04:42 PM »
I am infested! All I got to say! :hissyfit: :rant: :hissyfit: :needhelp:


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Re: Redbugs! Arrrrrrrrrrgghhh!!!
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2009, 11:26:06 PM »
One word JP  Chamho-Phenique..... ok maybe 2... please try it ... it wont make the itch go completly away but surely makes it a lot more tolerable.  Beleive me I grew up on a farm in Missouri... tick and chiggers were a fact of live there. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2009, 11:30:05 PM »
There are many chigger bites on me but they don't itch too terribly bad. If it gets any worse I will put something on them, but they should go away by tomorrow or the next day.


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