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What is the treatment for chigger bites?
Many home remedies for chigger bites are based upon the
incorrect belief that chiggers burrow into and remain in the skin. Nail polish, alcohol, and bleach
have been applied to the bites to attempt to "suffocate" or kill the chiggers.
But because the chiggers are not present in the skin, these methods are not
Treatment for chigger bites is directed toward relieving the itching and
Calamine lotion and corticosteroid creams may be used to control
itching. Oral antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), may also be
used for symptom relief.