Skip to comments.No See Um Vanity: How do I get rid of the itch?
Posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT by goodwithagun
We left the beach early Tuesday morning, but my no see um bites are still very present and still very itchy. I accidentally sliced a couple of them off of my legs while shaving. I'm requesting from the best folks I know: How do I stop the itch?
I´ve heard this street term, but the scientific name for these creatures is???????
Tried it. No relief! I’m wondering if I’m allergic to the little buggers.
Have you tried an analgesic?
Wait until the 8th year.
Sorry. Goldwater lost and we are beyond a cure. Comprende?
Tried it. No relief! Im wondering if Im allergic to the little buggers.
Worse than noseeums are the flying midges.
Good luck...I’m highly allergic too.
I hope you’re kidding. If not... praying for you that you find other subjects worth your attention rather than a couple of bug bites. Goodness! People are losing their heads and our country is going to hell.
I read on some random site to dip a cotton swab into boiling water, and then immediately touch the swab to a bite. I have a Pyrex cup in the microwave now. This could be interesting!
One might make the same comment regarding your choice to read this thread and enlighten us with your better-than-thou-art mantra. In other words, lighten up Francis.
Hot water, the hottest you can stand without scalding yourself. Get in the shower and run it over the bites for several minutes. Itching will stop and once you stop scratching should clear it up.
Appreciate the link.
There is a product called “Chiggerex” that works very well on insect and chigger bites. I have bought it at Walmart and drug stores.
Good thing, because biting blood suckers just love me.
My first choice would have been the hydrocortizone, but I’d try the following, starting first with what you have on hand. You may just want to go for it and pick up the Caladryl.
Kiwi (or papaya) slice
I’ll check that out tomorrow - hubby is on a 24 hour shift and three little ones are in bed. Thanks for the info!
Calamine and caladryl did not work. I do have real apple cider vinegar with the mother in my pantry. I’m going to try that before the boiling water remedy I just read about.
get in a tub with as hot a water as you can stand.
This will stop the itch for 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
If you want longer, apply calamine lotion over the affected area (there is a clear variety if you wish it’s less messy).
Also, Tri-Calm creme in the itch isle of the drug store (should be next to calamine).
Yes ma’am. I will lighten up. But FR (sorry to say) is nothing like it used to be. Hope you find some relief.
Witch hazel actually works.
Just as well, if not better, is aloe. Not from the stuff they sell in the store but from an aloe plant.
If you are a pepper, you need an aloe plant. They’re easy to grow and you just slice off a leaf (arm?) and squeeze out the healing goo.
I had a bea sting recently. Put aloe on immediately. Stopped the pain immediately. It works for burns, insect bites, canker sores and poison ivy.
Not sure about chiggers. But anything that stings burns or turns red.
Do you have a staph infection? Put on witch hazel and see a dermatologist ASAP.
I second ammonia
Sancudo = “No see um” in Navajo
See if the drug store has something called “Absorbine Jr.”
Rubbing alcohol will kill the itch.
You have mail.
Make a small amount of paste composed of baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Totally benign, unlike many other “home remedies”; cheap, too. Apply as needed. Should take 3-4 apps first day, 1-2 the next 2 days, then . . . itch gone.
Benadryl anti-itch cream. Sounds like you’re having an allergic reaction. Antihistamines too.
“I hope youre kidding. If not... praying for you that you find other subjects worth your attention rather than a couple of bug bites. Goodness! People are losing their heads and our country is going to hell.”
You win the Unfeeling Post Award - probably because you have never felt a good case of No-See’m bites.
For certain, you have never acquired a large number of Chigro bites.
Both of the above bites can drive some people into a level of discomfort that has to be observed. No, you do Not want to experience it.
No dear, I hope YOU are kidding! If I spent every minute of every day focused on the worlds problems (that I can do very little if anything about) I would lose my mind. Lighten up a little.
No see ums - very uncool. Thanks for the thread, though. Have a couple of mosquito bites driving me nuts today. They're located right where the straps to my sandals could irritate them all day. I'm going to try the remedy down-thread involving baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The Gold Bond anti-itch cream and hydrocortizone cream have both failed me today.
All other advice is good.
But if all else fails, old-hat advice works every time:
1. Pour a shot
2. Drink a shot
3. Repeat until no itch (or no care).
“I accidentally sliced a couple of them off of my legs while shaving.”
Wow! I do hope that you are female! ;-)
No it’s not the same but then again nothing is the same.
There have been threads asking for help and advice like this since I first started visiting sometime in 1998. Some have become classics.
Just tried it - no itching for the first time all day. Thanks!
Don’t try to stop the itching, try to stop caring that it itches. Really strong narcotic analgesics would work, the kind they give you when you break a leg. But oh, you are not an adult, so the nanny state won’t let you have any.
You must’ve missed mine (#40)
Remove all your clothes, smear bacon grease and Benadryl on all bitten areas and run around your house 3 times nakid.
Won’t do a think for the bites but will amuse your neighbors.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Works for chiggers, sqeeters, anything that make ya itch.
“but my no see um bites are still very present...”
uP here in them mountains we done defang them thar no-see-ums when they is born.
Kerosene and a lighter?