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What color are chiggers Will I be able to tell them apart from lice and ticks

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Chiggers tiny tiny: 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
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Red: They are red in color but very tiny. Your more likely to see a tick or louse.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tick Bites: To reduce itching from a tick bite: apply ice pack compresses or tea tree oil.
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Dr. Robert Stuart
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No: There are differences in the way humans metabolize and react to some drugs compared to animals.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Ivermectin...: ...Is off-label for human use - meaning it's not approved, but it's been used. Some breeds of dogs and cats are easily poisoned with ivermectin, so ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Maybe: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knee... Read More
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Mite vs. arachnid: Ticks are arachnids (in the same class as spiders and scorpions) and small but visible to the naked eye. Chiggers are mites and too small to be seen. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yes: Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Prophylaxis: If you live in an area that has ticks, you may be better off taking prophylactic treatment for Lyme disease. It would be prudent to see your doctor fo... Read More
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
BITES: Is the bite from a wild boar? Or a tick? Or a louse? One medicine will not cure all.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Likely mites: From a bird or rodent. A vacuum works well in the cabin and if you do not need to remain there, stay out and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itchi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pubic lice: you should have itching and see live ones or egg sacs n pubic hair

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