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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Lyme disease: The diagnosis of early Lyme disease can be made solely on clinical grounds if the characteristic erythema migrans lesion is present in a patient who l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually OK: Foreign proteins from the tick's saliva can cause a mild allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy bump, a tick bite granuloma, that may take a month t ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Creams: You can try otc cortisone cream. If that doesn't help you may need an prescription cream.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 48-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 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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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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you were : Bit by a tick it is imperative to be seen by a doctor. You do not want to develop any sequela of lymes disease.
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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Use 1%Hydrocortisone: Use 1% Hydrocortisone cream available over the counter and that may help, and you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if too much itching.

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