Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

What is the difference between chiggers ticks

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
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
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
TICKS OR CHIGGERS: WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION? UNFORTUNATELY, I CANNOT SEE THESE. PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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
1
1 comment
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience in Dermatology
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
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month