A 37-year-old member asked:
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how long due chigger bites last?

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Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
A week or so : Chigger bites can be symptomatic from 4 or 5 days up to 2 weeks in the worst cases. Cortisone cream can help. Excessive scratching can lead to skin infection. Prevention is the best bet: long sleeves and pants, and insect repellent.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger Bites: Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks. In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body.
Answered on Jul 15, 2017
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
2-7 days: If not rebitten and not infected should resolve in one week or less.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chiggers: Varies but they can last for quite some time and leave scarring. Best to try topical and oral anti-itch therapies.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chigger bites : Usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection.

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