7 Symptoms And Treatments For Chigger Bite


symptoms and treatments for chigger biteChigger is a small tropical flea which is bright red in color and has a hairy structure. The fertile female of these fleas burrows under the skin of the host including the human beings.The larval of which will sucks the blood of the vertebrates and thus causing intense irritation and itching. Chiggers are more common during the early summer when most of the vegetation start to grow. Normally they target the ankles, waist or other warm folds of the skin.

Symptoms of Chigger Bite

Chiggers after feeding will leave the feeding tube on the host and these tubes will cause irritations even after the chigger is gone. Chigger bite will cause itching on the skin at first as chiggers inject their saliva in to the host body so that the victim’s blood won’t get clot and it can easily suck the blood. This saliva in turn causes the irritation.

After some times bumps, welts or hives appear on the areas of infection and the bumps on time may enlarge. You can see a tube at the center of the hives and if the chigger feeds on you for a longer time then the tube may pierce deeper in to your skin.

Treatments for Chigger Bite

Warm Water

warm water to get rid of chigger biteAs soon as you see the chiggers attached to your body remove them quickly so as to avoid the length of feeding time and so the irritations. Then take a bath in warm water and soapy to remove the chiggers.

Baking Soda

baking soda to get rid of chigger biteMake a paste with baking soda and water and apply this paste on the affected area after washing the area with warm water and soap. This will help you to relieve the irritations and the pain.

Castor oil

castor oil to get rid of chigger biteRub pure Castor oil on the irritated skin after washing it with warm water.


menthol to get rid of chigger biteMenthol is found tobe ideal for giving a relief from itching and you can use Vicks VapoRub for this as Vicks VapoRub contains menthol.

Nail Polish

nail poilish to get rid of chigger biteApply a little nail polish on the irritated and skin and this avoids further itching as it close the bite and avoid the contact with the air.

Baby Oil

baby oil to get rid of chigger biteAfter taking a bath in warm water you can apply baby oil on the affected areas.


aspirin to get rid of chigger biteOn the affected skin gently rub a moistened aspirin tablet and this will help you to get rid of the pain and the related itching.