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can you get chiggers from another person

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if the chiggers : Have been removed from the skin. They are easy to get rid of. Get chiggers off your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Chiggers are bites: Chiggers are bites and if not persistent will reside in a fe days.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Insect bite: Chiggers are insects that can cause itchy bites on the skin. Usually bites occur when outdoors in wooded areas.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chiggers: Chiggers live in areas with brush, long grass or weeds ; are usually out in the afternoon. Chigger larvae attach to skin that is tender, inject enzyma ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Chiggers: Over-the-counter topical corticosteroids/antihistamines, hot baths, petroleum jelly on the rash, & avoid scratching. No one method is effective for al ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get Chiggers off : Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin) as directed and laundry in hot water, repeat in 1 week.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Treatment for chigger bites is directed toward relieving the itching and inflammation. Calamine lotion and corticosteroid creams may be used to contro ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger: Having had a chigger bite on the penis should not cause infection to be spread during intercourse. However, if a bite gets infected may wish to treat ... Read More
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