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My Prevention & Solution For Chiggers

Author: Jess D.
Skill: Colon Hygienist
Date: 09-24-2012
Views: 7,986
Word Count: 205
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 7802-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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I live on 20 acres and frequently hike on my property. I also enjoy hiking at state parks and nature preserves. In Texas, especially during the spring and summer, chiggers are a REAL big problem.

For prevention, I usually use between 5-10 drops of Peppermint oil in the palm of one of my hands. Then I start at my ankles and rub around my ankles, feet, up my calves, behind my knees and up my thighs. I repeat this process on both legs if I'm going to be out for an extra long time.

If I know there is going to be a lot of high grass, I will also put a small amount under my breasts, the crease of the upper legs where they attach to the body (be VERY careful to avoid genitalia!) Also along my bra line and at my waist as those are also problematic areas for chiggers.

If in the event I forget to do this before going outside, and I do get chigger bites, then Peppermint oil will also help to ease the intense itching that comes along with getting those bites.

This works well for me and I no longer get chiggers as long as I follow this Peppermint protocol.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
2.Associated topics: ticks-/-chiggers,bugs-/-insects,bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
3.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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