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Old 02-12-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: central oregon coast
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We always used peroxide and salt on chigger bites.I am one of those lucky people who bugs don't usually bite.There is always some other poor sucker who gets my share of bites.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oklahoma
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OK I have had dealing with chigger and alcohol works, Cortisone 10 also helps.

Stay out of tall grass and what I mean by tall is anything over 4in high. Nothing seems to keep the chiggers from getting you but deep woods off does help a little.

You need to watch out for the ticks though, They carry lime disease and rocky mountain spotted fever. The ones that carry the fever have a white dot on them. I know a man that got the fever and he almost died. He has never been the same since and he was heavy when he got bit and never did gain much weight back.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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That's probably due to the ammonia content...

When I got stung by a Man O' War in Miami,
ammonia was the recommended treatment back then.

Good thing there's no jellyfish in OK....
Or is someone here going to tell me that they come up the rivers there?
(Wouldn't surprise me a bit!)
Hey CG,

I hate to tell ya this, but I found out a few days ago that we get jellyfish up here in Ohio.
It seems that in some newly dug ponds that still have no vegetation for oxygen or fish can get them. The experts think that the Blue Haron brings them in somehow. Grant it they only last a week or two but still its strange to hear. Huh, Go figure.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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I have heard about the jellyfish in Oklahoma, but they are not the stinging kind, thank goodness!
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Drain cleaner would kill the itch too. You'll feel the burning of the drain cleaner and forget about the itch.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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LOL! while you're at it, might as well take a swig of it too huh?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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OK I have had dealing with chigger and alcohol works, Cortisone 10 also helps.

Stay out of tall grass and what I mean by tall is anything over 4in high. Nothing seems to keep the chiggers from getting you but deep woods off does help a little.

You need to watch out for the ticks though, They carry lime disease and rocky mountain spotted fever. The ones that carry the fever have a white dot on them. I know a man that got the fever and he almost died.
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He has never been the same since and he was heavy when he got bit and never did gain much weight back.
y'all hear that? A new weight loss program. Sell it to Jenny Graig.

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Jessaka, your no longer a Moderator?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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i've got a hunch that if i got stung by a jellyfish, i wouldnt be caring much about ANYTHING but making the sting go away!
You might on a crowded beach!

What really ticked me off was that they put the
warning signs out AFTER I got stung....

And what really s*cks is that there weren't any jellyfish around...
Just a d*mn long tentacle...
And YES, the tentacle alone CAN sting...
As I found out in 8th grade, the hard way.

The REALLY scary part was that before then,
I was told that a sting would kill you...
No one bothered to mention that it only killed you if you were very allergic.

Also, the ammonia didn't do squat.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Hey CG,

I hate to tell ya this, but I found out a few days ago that we get jellyfish up here in Ohio.
It seems that in some newly dug ponds that still have no vegetation for oxygen or fish can get them. The experts think that the Blue Haron brings them in somehow. Grant it they only last a week or two but still its strange to hear. Huh, Go figure.
That's okay... You're leaving OH, and after checking out their laws and politics,
only an act of God could get me to go there.

Jellyfish in a pond???
I didn't know they could live in fresh water...
(Apparently only for week, thank goodness.)

The bird theory is as good as any I suppose....

For all I know, tornadoes bring them to OK.
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