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Chiggers signs

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Chigger bite symptom: Pronounced itching is the most common symptom.The area of the bite may be reddened, flat, or raised; sometimes it resembles a pustule or blister. The... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chigger bite: 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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Prophylaxis: If you live in an area that has ticks, you may be better off taking prophylactic treatment for Lyme disease. It would be prudent to see your doctor fo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually not: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin. Chiggers bite to inject sali... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Not after bite: The bug will not remain on the skin, but rather its evidence will be a very itchy small firm red bump where you were bitten.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Chiggers are bites: Chiggers are bites and if not persistent will reside in a fe days.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is best not to: Pop blisters from chiggers. Wipe them off with a cloth and warm soapy water.
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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Mow lawns: Chiggers like long grassy and bushy shady areas. Mowing lawns and removing unnecessary shrubs or weeds is best way to decrease their population. Spray... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chiggers: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chigger bites : Usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection.

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