I’ve been reading about chiggers, and it’s fascinating stuff. I thought they were insects. I thought they burrowed into your skin. Wrong on both counts!

But I can’t find any reference to the hot water treatment for chigger bites.

In the past, when I’ve had poison ivy rash, I’ve found that bathing in extremely hot water provides hours of relief from the itching. I figured it might also work for my chigger bites, so I’ve been soaking my feet in hot water. I’m happy to report it works pretty well. The key, I think, is to make the water as hot as you can stand.

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