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Infected chigger bites

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Signs of infection : Can include redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, pus, or red streaks. If you have these - please seek medical care.

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
CHIGGER BITE Rx: NOT TRUE. IF THEY ARE INFECTED, SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. YOU MAY REQUIRE AN ANTIBIOTIC. THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are not: Shaving the tops off blisters - ok. Otherwise, don't recommend breaking open a blister due to increased risk of infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can ease the itch and Hydrocortisone 1% cream may reduce the inflammation. But depending on the infants age will det... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Chiggers: Varies but they can last for quite some time and leave scarring. Best to try topical and oral anti-itch therapies.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Until first scratch: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
? : Some people seem to attract more bugs and get more bites than others and I have notice (personally) that healthy people seem to get bitten more often.... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to matter: These bites will heal from the inside out with the aid of local immune & tissue repair factors. Keeping the area clean helps reduce external inter... Read More
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.

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