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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Best way to get rid of chiggers?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Chiggers in my pants - how do I get rid of them?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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How can you get rid of chiggers?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How do I get rid of the chiggers on my skin?

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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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. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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How do I get rid of chigger bite scars?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Can you take any thing with diphenhydramine in it to get rid of chiggers or do you prefer Benadryl to take? This itching is driving me crazy.

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Same drug: Try taking up to 4 doses per day. If still having problem, check with your doctor who may put you on a short course of cortisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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