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When chiggers bite your skin do they stay in your skin?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Until first scratch
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.

In brief: Until first scratch
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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
In brief: Chiggers
Chiggers are actually small arthropod insects.
In our area they are known as red bugs. When they bite they move on and bite somewhere else if they're not full yet! a good treatment is topical hydrocortisone, if there are no signs of infection.

In brief: Chiggers
Chiggers are actually small arthropod insects.
In our area they are known as red bugs. When they bite they move on and bite somewhere else if they're not full yet! a good treatment is topical hydrocortisone, if there are no signs of infection.
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dr. Joseph Bark
Thank
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