A 51-year-old member asked:
How can you tell the difference between chigger and mosquito bites?
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Dr. Ellen Turner answered
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 touches skin that have possibly been covered by clothing. Itching is variable between the 2 so that is not a good way to tell the difference.
Answered on Jul 23, 2017
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