A 21-year-old male asked:
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my mother told me putting my foot in a tub of dish soap and water would help with the chigger bites that we think are infected. true?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CHIGGER BITE Rx: NOT TRUE. IF THEY ARE INFECTED, SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. YOU MAY REQUIRE AN ANTIBIOTIC. THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015
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