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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
CHIGGER BITE Rx: NOT TRUE. IF THEY ARE INFECTED, SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. YOU MAY REQUIRE AN ANTIBIOTIC. THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
? : 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in 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 in Psychiatry
It is best not to: Pop blisters from chiggers. Wipe them off with a cloth and warm soapy water.
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