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Old 09-17-2002, 09:26 PM   #1
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Red face chigger bite turned to rash!!!!! (Yikes)

Okay, I have a chigger bite right below my bekini line (of all places) I scratched it because I HATE to itch! and now it has developed a rash!I am allergic to neosporin, hydrcortisone cream, and calamine lotion. Any suggestions as to what I can go for it? I try to put a cold compress on it to dry it out, what else can I do??? I take clarinex also for allergies!

 
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Old 09-18-2002, 05:25 PM   #2
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Lilly,

Have you tried Tea Tree Oil, available at the health food store? It should take out the itch and it's anti bacterial.

Be sure you were bitten by a chigger mite and not a tick. A rash is one of the first symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Old 09-18-2002, 05:28 PM   #3
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I know all about chigger bites. I get tons of them. What you want to do is put clear nail polish on the area and let it dry. Reapply it a few times a day and it will suffocate the chigger and cut down alot on the itchiness.

 
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