In a recent conversation with one of my younger cousins she posed this question to the masses on Facebook: How do you diminish the itching that comes along with chigger bites?
Now she's a few years younger than me and it was interesting to watch the responses from folks her age and younger come in from all over the country. Here are a few examples:
1. Go to the Urgent Care Clinic and get a special lotion from the doctor.
2. Put ice on it.
3. Run to Walmart and ask the Pharmacist.
And so forth and so on.
What is even more interesting is the responses that she got from her family members my age and up. We all said the same thing: Put fingernail polish on it.
In the summertime you could always tell the kids that spent their days, evenings and nights in a kind of blissful unawareness: We all had many multi-colored splotches all over our body; the stranger the colors, the better.
Mom always said the polish suffocates the chigger that is trapped under the skin. I don't know if that is true or not and I was going to Google it and see what came up but even the mention of that bug made my skin crawl and I started to scratch.
Just a word of advice: I don't think the nail polish works for skeeter bites.
Another word of advice: Stop scratching or you'll leave a scar...just sayin'!