1. Hot Shower
Once you are aware of being bitten by chiggers, the first line of defense is a hot shower. This will cause any chiggers on your body to fall off and will minimize skin reactions from the bites.
- Use a mild antiseptic soap and gently rub your body thoroughly while showering.
- After the shower, thoroughly pat dry your body with a soft towel. Do not rub your body vigorously, as this can lead to rashes and more pain.
- Apply some olive oil or a mild moisturizer to keep the skin moisturized.
Note: Do not use very hot water for showering. Also, make sure to wash your clothes in hot water.