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How long do chigger bites usually last

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
2-7 days: If not rebitten and not infected should resolve in one week or less.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chiggers: Varies but they can last for quite some time and leave scarring. Best to try topical and oral anti-itch therapies.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger bites : Usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
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
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
WD40: I found applying this common solvent over their bites either suffocated or otherwise removed them. Old time hunters remedy but it works.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience 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 Psychiatry
It is best not to: Pop blisters from chiggers. Wipe them off with a cloth and warm soapy water.
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