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  •  That's far north hunting, except no mosquitoes? (7+ / 0-)

    This is bringing back many memories. Evanston, IL where I lived from birth to 12, only had mosquitoes. The grandparents lived on the MO side of KC, so when we moved to the KS side in '65, I was quite familiar with chiggers.

    In the summer of '71 I started dating a really cute cowboy ;) I had met my freshman year at KSU. He came to visit one weekend and we went to a local lake park for an afternoon. Later that evening he asked my mom if she had anything for chigger bites. Amusement ensued...

    I am surprised no one has mentioned Chigarid.  Manufacturers site:

    Chigarid calms the skin with camphor, phenol, menthol, and oil of eucalyptus. One requirement for a material to stop itching is that it seals the bite from air. Chigarid provides that layer of relief simply by using the applicator included inside the bottle. Apply Chigarid to the insect bite area and allow to dry. Apply 3 to 4 times daily, as needed. Chigarid has a drying effect and helps seal the bite from air. INGREDIENTS: Camphor 2.6% Phenol 1.5% Menthol 0.1% Also Contains: Collodion and Oil of Eucalyptus
    Not sure if the liquid bandaid available now would work any better than Chigarid or nail polish. Probably more expensive. I think the other ingredients make a difference as well. We swore buy it, as did the extended families on both sides.

    You can buy it there if not available locally. This page has stores that carry it. And a picture of the box to look for.

    Tis almost the season. :0

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:03:49 PM PDT

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