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Pam Dailey comments on Lidocaine products for chigger bites

Pam Dailey comments on what has worked for her for relief from chigger bites in this personal commentary.
Comments re article 98110 Sycamore Springs Discovery of an OTC chigger itch arrester

By Pam Dailey
Personal commentary

I have used the products with Lidocaine too.

When we were putting up fence years ago, the chiggers found both of us.

I bought everything imaginable, including a special chigger paste in a tub.

I divided my legs into quadrants and used every OTC remedy out there and kept a chart.

What worked the best for me was Absorbine Jr.

It took up to 20 minutes to take effect but kept the itch away for hours.

I use it on tick bites and all insect bites because I am very reactive to the little critters.

It does NOT reduce swelling but sure makes the itching cease for me.

Due to my reaction to insect venom and excessive swelling, any bite from a sweat bee to a noseeum in my lower body results in a pooling of lymph between toes of my feet in blister form that also itches.

I apply Absorbine Jr. on that and also and pull on an old cotton sock.

Then I can sleep all night.

With a wasp or bee sting, I follow the ER Doctor's suggestion: keep the Epipen handy and soak repeatedly in warm water and Epsom salts.

--Pam Dailey

This story was posted on 2018-06-28 03:51:25
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