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How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers bite to inject saliva to dissolve flesh and eat it up. They do not suck blood nor burrow into the skin. Once scratched, the chigger falls off easily, but the site swells, and itches a lot. A scrubby, soapy bath washes away chiggers. ...Read more

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Chiggers (Definition)

'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...Read more


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How do I get rid of the chiggers on my skin?

How do I get rid of the chiggers on my skin?

Should be gone: Chiggers should bite and release, and not stay adherent to your skin. If there is evidence insect is still attached i would be concerned it is something else such as a tick. To treat the bite use hydrocoritonse and take an antihistamine. If still uncomfortable see your dermatologist for prescription strength treatments. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of rashes on my face quick?

How do I get rid of rashes on my face quick?

Eval: There are many types of rashes. The type of rash needs to be known to provide specific recommendations. Recommend eval by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of rash on my face?

How do I get rid of rash on my face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

Don't scratch/squeez: There is great temptation to squeeze these, however that is the best way to spread them and cause more. Keep them clean with soapy water and pad dry twice daily; an otc antibiotic cream, perhaps alternating with a otc Hydrocortisone cream (0.5-1.0%) may help them clear. If they are persistent or new ones keep cropping up, see gp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of staph on my forearms?

How do I get rid of staph on my forearms?

You can't: Staph is normally found on the skin. Infections occur when the bacteria invades the body through a cut or an ingrown hair. If this occurs, treatment may involve antibiotics and removal of the infected tissue. To avoid infection and control the amount of bacteria that is present on the skin of your forearms, practices such good hand hygiene and immediately cleaning cuts are recommended. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of blackheads on my butt?

How do I get rid of blackheads on my butt?

Are they blackheads: Or ingrown hairs? Your physician should be able to help determine what these ; help to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples on my body?

How can I get rid of pimples on my body?

Need to be checked: Pimples all over the body need to be checked, visually examined and treated properly see your family physician or a dermatologist as you are 35 years old, but may have adult acne or or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my chin?

How do I get rid of acne on my chin?

Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the moles on my face?

How do I get rid of the moles on my face?

Plastic surgery: You need to consult a plastic surgeon that does this procedure a lot. Make sure you interview a few plastic surgeons and then decide who to have the procedure done with. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of body odor on my feet?

What do I do to get rid of body odor on my feet?

Try a simple deodora: Try a simple deodorant on your plantar feet. Keep feet dry with powder in shoes. Absorbent socks. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heat bumps on my forehead

How do I get rid of heat bumps on my forehead

Rubbing alcohol: Most heat bumps will disappear when you go into a cool environment. So if you have true heat bumps find a room with a good air conditioning system. In addition, rubbing alcohol two times each day helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of spots on my skin?

What kind of : Spots are you referring to? Freckles, birthmarks, hypopigmentations, moles, scars ?!? You may want to discuss this with your physician for different options or see a dermatologist about it. Hard to recommend without seeing them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sunspots on my face?

How do I get rid of sunspots on my face?

Multimodal: The best way is to treat with hydro quinine and retionoic acid for 4-6 weeks followed by superficial resurfacing with erbium laser. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

Soaks, Dermatologist: If actual scarring has set in as a result of the healing process, then that is a permanent change, which would probably require plastic surgery. On the other hand, if you are still healing, or if this is a recurring problem, then regular warm soaks 1-2 times daily for about 15 minutes & a visit to the dermatologist should help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of freckles on my face?

How do I get rid of freckles on my face?

Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on the backs of my thighs?

How do I get rid of acne on the backs of my thighs?

ACNE: The treatment is the same as the face acne using benzoyl peroxide or retin a (tretinoin). Make sure it is not folliculitis where you can also use steroid cream. For severe cases take antibiotics like tetracycline, Doxycycline and apply Erythromycin cream. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these blisters on my hand?

How do I get rid of these blisters on my hand?

Strong steroid : I am not sure what you have on your hand but the most common cause of blister like lesions on the hand is called dyshidrotic eczema. Rx is 1st to avoid freq. hand washing & caustic exposure, use freq. cream/ointment. Md will give strong topical steroid. May need steroid pills, Coal tar preparations, Phototherapy (ultraviolet light therapy) in bad cases. ...Read more