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how long do sand flea bites last

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: If you are not getting rid of the source of the fleas, you will keep getting them. Use an appropriate pesticide (safe around animals) and have your pe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chiggers: Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine.
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Days: Usually last for a few days, rarely over week.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Scratching: Depends on how much you scratched them. If you were able to leave them alone they will fade in a few days, if there is a large abraded area, anywhere ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sandflies: Sandfly bites can last for several weeks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not long: Mosquito bites might cause more swelling in the eyelids than in other areas because of the thinness of the skin and the relative looseness of the skin ... Read More
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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.
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Stephen Robinson
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: If uninfected, they should heal within a week. If irritated and scratched, they will last longer, scar up and may become infected. Avoid scratching an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: It depends on what type spider bites you. If you dont scratch spider bite rash can clear up in a week.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience Dermatology
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Duration?: Local pain, itching, and redness of the skin are typical after a mosquito bite. There is usually an immediate wheal and flare response that peaks at a ... Read More
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