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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chigger bites : Usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience in Wilderness Medicine
A week or so : Chigger bites can be symptomatic from 4 or 5 days up to 2 weeks in the worst cases. Cortisone cream can help. Excessive scratching can lead to skin in ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
2-7 days: If not rebitten and not infected should resolve in one week or less.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you are not: Shaving the tops off blisters - ok. Otherwise, don't recommend breaking open a blister due to increased risk of infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Without development : Of infection, they usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Location: Chigger bites are usually clustered on the legs and shins, where you contacted the chiggers (which you can actually see, they look like very tiny pepp ... Read More
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