This is no chigger bite - thus I split it off into a separate thread as a cautionary tale.[/edit] well I went & got myself bit on the hand by a brown recluse last night, so it looks like chiggers are now the least of my worries. My hand hurts like a b&*$^ but its not red yet. Apparently it takes up to 96 hours for the venom to really kick in and start doing its damage so I'm just waiting now...I'm 15 hours into this thing and praying that maybe I won't react to the venom. Figures I would go and get myself bit by the one spider that doesn't have a cure for the bite short of removing large pieces of skin & muscle.