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What is the difference between chiggers ticks

A 50-year-old member asked:
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
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Different species: Chiggers and ticks are different species of insects, though both can bite.

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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
A 27-year-old member asked:
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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. 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chigger vs bed bug: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Duration.: Typidally chigger bites last a lot longer than mosquito bites (usually 2-4 weeks). They are very red (not pink) and tend to occur in areas where skin ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Where you got them.: Chiggers live in grass, brush, hay and other green spaces but they're active only in moderate temperatures (60 -90+ degrees.) Sand mites (fleas) live... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bites from bugs...: It may be impossible on the outset to tell the difference. But a good dermatologist surely should be consulted to know what and if there is any treatm... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chigger's 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 knees, ankles. They... Read More

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