While tromping around in some fields and woods without proper clothing (O.K., I was clothed; I had on loafers, socks, slacks, etc.), I picked up a few insects. My family has routinely joked about returning from the area that I visited bearing “chicks and tiggers,” and I did. I removed two ticks, but I missed at least one chigger.
False remedies for chiggers abound. I spent a little time searching for evidence-based remedies, and I think examining them may provide a good analogy for examining approaches to remedying Learning Disabilities. I might pursue this line of reasoning some time….
Anyway, if you’re looking for information about treating chiggers, a Wikipedia entry includes a section on the topic in its coverage of harvest mites; it’s more prevention than treatment, but it may prove useful. More generally, I came upon a site describing first aid myths.
Update: There are other sites with additional information listed here.