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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers: Chiggers are tiny mites that are most common in early summer. When humans and animals are exposed to chigger larvae, intense itching occurs because o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is best not to: Pop blisters from chiggers. Wipe them off with a cloth and warm soapy water.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get permethrin cream: from Dr. and use it on affected areas to prevent spread of chiggers.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Chigger Bites: How long do chigger bites last? Though this is a seemingly simple question, it has a somewhat complicated answer. The actual bite of a chigger can las ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and fee ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No....: If they are truly flea bites, then no, only a hungry flea will spread them. If it is folliculitis instead, which is more common, then possibly can spr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Insect Bites: Any insect bite may blister depending on the individual and if there is an infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. M ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It just makes the itching worse!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, that can: Sometimes occur with both venomous and non-venous spiders.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chiggers: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Fleas are small enough to bite anywhere on the body.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly.: Properly used, it will certainly make infection much less likely.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly...: This answer can best be found on the labels of the 'insect repellants'; read them to find out. I do not believe there is a repellant for leshmaniasis ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Signs of infection : Can include redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, pus, or red streaks. If you have these - please seek medical care.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Like impetigo: Bed bug bites look like any insect bite.The fact that you wake up with them & they are numerous alerts you that you're sleeping with an uninvited gues ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Any that...: ...Contain deet, at this time deet is the most effective repellent.

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