http://www.beaufortusa.com/chiggers_red_bugs.htm wrote:The burning itch can be unbearable and keep even the most sound of sleepers awake scratching all night long. The itch can last for 3-4 days and scratching the area will only make matters worse. A popular over the counter treatment, "Chigger Rid" may help, but more popular treatments are - "as hot as you can stand" shower water on the area every 4-5 hours or to flood area with vinegar. Treatment should begin as soon as the itch begins, avoid scratching and wear loose or no clothing around the affected area. Do not squeeze the "pimple type sores", as the chigger is no longer present. Wash immediately after being in chigger infested areas.