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The Best Way to Treat Chigger Bites


The Best Way to Treat Chigger Bites


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.

  1. Use a mild antiseptic soap and gently rub your body thoroughly while showering.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Accidental beauty editor, intentional oversharer, redhead-by-choice with Texas roots, current Catahoula aficionado, future mini horse owner.Liesa Goins is a senior editor at Women's Health magazine.

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