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Dr. Robert Jackson
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How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

See derm: See your dermatologist to get the correct treatment. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Best way to get rid of chiggers?

Best way to get rid of chiggers?

Get Chiggers off : Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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Chiggers in my pants - how do I get rid of them?

Chiggers in my pants - how do I get rid of them?

Get Chiggers off : Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. Chiggers are very easily removed so you don't need to use toxic chemicals to remove them. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How can you get rid of chiggers?

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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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How do I get rid of chigger bite scars?

How do I get rid of chigger bite scars?

Let me help: Treatment for chigger bites is directed toward relieving the itching and inflammation. Calamine lotion and corticosteroid creams may be used to control itching. Oral antihistamines, such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl), may also be used for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Hello I have chigger bites on my genitals and im trying to find a way to get rid of them I have already been to the doctors for this and nothing has w?

Well: Make sure of the diagnosis but Permethrin cream is fence rally the med. May need to reapply and may wanna make sure it's not scabies though i suspect u would be much more symptomatic if so. There may be home remedies if u google it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect bites, etc. If they are already there, treat locally with soothing creams and see the Dr. for eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Get Chiggers off : Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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