Whenever the weather is nice, I suffer from chigger bites. I recently had about 40 of them that extended from the arches of my feet all the way up to my knees. Anyone thats had them know how intense
the itching is and it can last for several weeks! In the past, I've never allowed myself to not have a bottle of Benadryl gel by my side until I ran across a remedy that is absolutely FREE and it works! HOT WATER!
All you have to do is run the effected area under hot water (as hot as you can stand it.....) for several minutes. This is why it works. The stuff that makes your skin itch is called histamine. Your body makes it. To control the itch some people recommend an antihistamine such as benedryl "the histamine blocker". What hot water does is it draws out the histamine thereby stopping the itch. It takes your body 6-8 hours to regenerate the histamine which why you start itching again.
This has worked better (and lasted LONGER.....) than ANY medication I've ever used!