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Contracted rash after spending day in field with long grass in CT. What is it?

Old 06-13-2019, 07:15 AM
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Put clear fingernail polish over the bumps. Or colored, if it suits your fancy. Don't laugh, it works on chiggers.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:17 AM
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was this the tall grass you walked through? Poison parsnip.

I will have to do the pic differently
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:20 AM
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here is the pic
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:22 AM
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chiggers for sure, hundreds of tiny bites that will only feel better when you use a hair brush, grill brush or 40 grit sand paper lol. Sorry buddy you are in for a week of torture.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:37 AM
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Here is the real pic. I hope it's nothing a shot won't fix.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:42 AM
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https://www.nefga.org/forum/fishing-...dangerous-area

This was from a local forum years ago. Sam who is from Japan and his encounter with chiggers.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:48 AM
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Swimming for a hour in chlorinated pool water, or adding a cup of bleach to bath water, will usually kill them off.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidsDusky View Post
Put clear fingernail polish over the bumps. Or colored, if it suits your fancy. Don't laugh, it works on chiggers.
This works the best. Stops the itching and oozing.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:04 AM
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Chiggers. Use my grandmothers cure-all for everything. Campho-Phenique
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:55 AM
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Everyone use to think that the chigger burrowed under the skin. It's actually a bite and it's the bite that causes the reaction.
I haven't had them since a kid. If I got them now I would probably put some steroid cream on them.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
Everyone use to think that the chigger burrowed under the skin. It's actually a bite and it's the bite that causes the reaction.
I haven't had them since a kid. If I got them now I would probably put some steroid cream on them.
It's really bad when the eggs they lay under your skin hatch and the babies feed on you again .
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Originally Posted by cdrhoek View Post
Chiggers. Use my grandmothers cure-all for everything. Campho-Phenique
Best treatment out there.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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The adult chiggers and ticks have moved out of Ct. because they couldn’t afford the taxes.so I doubt it’s them. Likely poison ivy or oak.
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Chiggers, the best solution (and I have used all over the years when I was a kid, including finger nail polish) is CHIGGER EX

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Chiggerex...75-Oz/10417554
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Calamine lotion
Ive had the same thing itchy as h*ll
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Originally Posted by NewHorizons View Post
Spent all day in a field this past Sunday, Came home with a rash consisting of small bumps that itch terribly, particularly as I sleep.

We do have pets but they all have flea collars and are groomed on a regular basis. Traveled on business the last 2 days and still not any better.

Stripped the bed at home and washed everything.

Does not seem like Poison Ivy. Maybe poison sumac?

Any ideas? Go to a walk in clinic?

Thanks

Maybe try your Pets Flea Collar and grooming on a regular basis!
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:18 PM
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Contact dermatitis ...... Or HIV.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:23 PM
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Is it truly a rash or a bunch of bites? Pic of legs?
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Nice cover up. Admit you spent a little time at the local gentleman's club rather than trying to create an excuse for the wife. "Look honey. Really. I even asked on THT!"
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