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Old 07-21-2013, 10:23 PM
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I spent the day yesterday running through our wooded lot in north louisiana. Today my legs are ate up with what I think are red bugs. This crap itches like crazy..... Anybody have any remedies for red bug bites?
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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Scratch em til they bleed!!! Just be glad u ain't got none on your nuts! That seems to be their sweet spot after a squirrel hunt.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:31 PM
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Ive heard alcohol, toothepaste (supposed to smother them) Ive only found that "time" is the only remedy. Its definitely a miserable experience, I hate them things!!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:34 PM
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This is gonna make you scream... but is the only thing that worked for me with red bugs and chiggers.

get about 1 lb of epsom salts... sit in the bathtub and let the water run as hot as it will go... (as hot as you can stand it) let the hot water run over your legs where the bites are... (it will make you invent a new language... the cover your feet in epsom salt for a few minutes then rinse again with hot water... After i do this.. no more itch for 1-2 days... then need to repeat if the itch comes back.... the water has to be dang near scalding hot.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:38 PM
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I get a plastic fork and scratch the crap out of them until the skin breaks and pour rubbing alcohol on em. While doing this drink two stout drinks as fast as you can of whiskey on the rocks you'll be smiling in the end. Lol
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:41 PM
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For some reason I am thinking turpentine. Haven't had red bugs sinc I was a kid though.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:41 PM
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Clear nail polish over the bites
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:51 PM
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Take a hot bath with CLOROX in the water,and when u finish rub a little on.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:54 PM
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Damn.... All sound unpleasant except for the whiskey! At this point a flame thrower would be better than the itching.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:01 PM
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They sell some stuff at the pharmacy called Chigger-rid or something like that. It coats the bite and suffocates them and it helps the itching too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:23 PM
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+2 on Clorox bath...
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:27 PM
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What the sheet are red bugs??))
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What the sheet are red bugs??))
Chiggers man. Go camp out in a tent in the woods. You'll find out.
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Scratch em til they bleed!!! Just be glad u ain't got none on your nuts! That seems to be their sweet spot after a squirrel hunt.
X2!! I used to get them damn near every year when I was a kid on opening day of squirrel season, on my nuts!!! I would sit on the ground in our woods under a big pecan tree and bust up the tree rats. I would wake myself up from scratching my nugget pouch in my sleep!!! Lol, good ole days.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:32 AM
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Have you heard......an ounce of prevention is worth.....well, a million dollars.

This will keep the redbugs and ticks from biting you.

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:19 AM
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I dont have any rememdies but I can remember playing on hay bales in my grandpa's hay barn .... and we always regretted it later
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Fingernail polish works pretty fast.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:46 AM
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got them a couple week ends ago,also. i swear this stuff called cortizone 10-plus creme ( it has 1% hydrocortisone ) in it. Smear a small dab on the bug bites this will stop the itching immediately reapply when itching begins again. Also wear loose clothing afterwards as tight clothing rubs on bites and makes them itch again.Got my creme at kmart like $5 well worth it man.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:51 AM
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Fingernail polish works pretty fast.
yep. paint over the red spots. the clear coat makes a seal and prevents the bugs from breathing. Only remedy I've ever heard of that works.
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