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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.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Treat: First of all - TRY NOT to scratch , take oral Claritin (loratadine) 1 tab daily , apply calamine lotion or aquaphor ointment. If still no improvement ... Read More
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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
CHIGGERS?: IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE CHIGGERS, PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . BEST LUCK.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
WD40: I found applying this common solvent over their bites either suffocated or otherwise removed them. Itching seemed to go away soon thereafter. It is an ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Claritin (loratadine) for chigger: It probably will not help much. Consider topical treatments.
A member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience in Podiatry
Baking soda paste: Try baking soak paste to withdrawing the chigger head.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Small Red Bumps: Without seeing your "bumps" it is difficult to make a diagnosis. However during this time of year folliculitis is very common. Folliculitis is an infl ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tick Bites: To reduce itching from a tick bite: apply ice pack compresses or tea tree oil.
A male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
NO! Very toxic!: See your doctor to evaluate the extent of your situation, and let her/him prescribe something for you that will help you out to take while your body h ... Read More

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