A 37-year-old member asked:
how long due chigger bites last?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Zachary answered
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 answered
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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