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how to get rid of chigger bites fast

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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Tincture of time: Chiggers are small larvae of mites that burrow under our skin and cause lots of itching and inflammation. Unfortunately, there isn't much to be done b ... Read More
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well: Make sure of the diagnosis but Permethrin cream is fence rally the med. May need to reapply and may wanna make sure it's not scabies though i suspect ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Chiggers: Over-the-counter topical corticosteroids/antihistamines, hot baths, petroleum jelly on the rash, & avoid scratching. No one method is effective for al ... Read More
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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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Many diseases can look like chiggers.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin) as directed and laundry in hot water, repeat in 1 week.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & chi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Same drug: Try taking up to 4 doses per day. If still having problem, check with your doctor who may put you on a short course of cortisone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Treatment for chigger bites is directed toward relieving the itching and inflammation. Calamine lotion and corticosteroid creams may be used to contro ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect b ... Read More
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A 33-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

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