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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Chiggers Red Bug Bites

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I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?

I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?

Antihistamines: are a good "start" but the MAJOR effort here is the DISPOSAL of the affected sleeping materials or ERADICATION of the bugs ( very frustrating often not effective methods) I would "vote" for DISPOSAL! BTW if infected the bites need local ans well as possibly systemic (antibiotic) treatment! Good Luck..Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...Read more

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What is the difference between chiggers and bed bug bites?

What is the difference between chiggers and bed bug bites?

Chigger vs bed bug: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

How can you tell difference between chigger bites and bed bug bites?

Chiggers vs bed bugs: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. * chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & >. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

Chigger's bites: Often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesion. ...Read more

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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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How long can chigger (or other beach insect) bites take to manifest?

How long can chigger (or other beach insect) bites take to manifest?

Specific for chigger: Some people may begin to feel itching within a few hours of the chigger larvae's attachment. ...Read more

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My baby had red bumps on his legs from chiggers, insects bites what can I apply and what precaution I can take?

My baby had red bumps on his legs from chiggers, insects bites what can I apply and what precaution I can take?

Topical cream: It is safe to use topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on bug bites on infants. Also cool water or compresses or an oatmeal bath can be soothing. If necessary, you can try OTC Hydrocortisone 0.5% cream 1X/DAY (use very sparingly on an infant.) The best approach is prevention. Avoid being outside in the evening, dress him in lightweight long pants and sleeves, consider a mosquito netting for his stroller. ...Read more

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How to treat chigger bites on the feet and ankles. So many bites that have caused my feet to swell. Bright red bites all over. Benadryl and cortizone1?

How to treat chigger bites on the feet and ankles. So many bites that have caused my feet to swell. Bright red bites all over. Benadryl and cortizone1?

WD40: I don't know why it works but as an outdoorsman this pest is a common problem for me. I was turned on to this by another hunter years ago.I simply apply WD40 over the bites and it either suffocates them or something.The itching seems to fade quickly too. ...Read more

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After 2 treatments of bed bug treatment i'm still getting big bug bites. What can I do?

Was your home : Treated or just you? Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for mosquito/bug bites? What is it?

Itching?: Make a sticky paste of baking soda & water. Apply to bites. Ice applied to bites can help to reduce itching. Consider calamine lotion. Antihistamines are a consideration. ...Read more

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I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?

I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?

Steroid creams: Treatment for bed bug rashes: 1. Remove the source of the problem - the bed bugs by exterminating. 2. Steroid creams on the rash work well. Prescription creams are stronger and more effective than over the counter creams. 3. Antihistamines relieve the itch. ...Read more

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The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

Nerve: Check for nerve compression including the wrist and elbow areas. Consult an orthopedist and get some nerve conduction study done. This is not my specialty and hope others in HT will comment on this as well. ...Read more

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Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Not from stress: I can tell you they are not from stress, but i can't tell you if they are from bed bugs or not. Perhaps you should collect some of the critters and take them to your family doc or a dermatologist for identification and further elucidation as to the cause of the rash. Best wishes for an itch-free future. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

? Urticaria: and could chronic if that has been going on for sometime, please see an allergist, if not, could be just acute urticaria and will go on its own, OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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