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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
'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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Creams/Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Avoidance of triggers. ...Read more
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
That would depend on: What the spots are. Dermatological evaluation can provider accurate diagnosis which will lead to a treatment plan. ...Read more
Skin thightening : Depending on the degree of elasticity and laxity of the skin some doctors are using skin thightening devices such as ultherapy by ultera. It has been fda approved for facial area but has been used of label for the abdomen. That said most cases will require a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck if the laxity is severe! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of stretch marks on and around my arms? What should I use to completely get rid of them?
Mole removal: Many techniques exist to remove moles (also called nevi) from the face: excision, shave, curretage, laser removal. There are many factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate technique for you as an individual including location, skin type, and risk for skin cancer. It's best to visit with a dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or other experienced physician for specific treatment. ...Read more
Dx:Hidradenitis supp: If you have 'infected follicles' under the arms then you may have an 'acne' related condition: hidradenitis suppurtiva. You should get seen by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, possible injections). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause of the rash. Common rashes that can occur in isolated spots include nummular eczema, tinea corporis, psoriasis, lichen simples chronicus, or another etiology. These are treated differently. Consult a dermatologist to have the site evaluated while it is active for treatment. ...Read more
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