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Can a chigger bite affect the whole body?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many bites
Chiggers usually jump onto a person from the grass and travel from the clothes onto exposed body parts.
Their bites cause extreme itching due to chemicals released into the skin. You can get many bites covering the entire body if you're unlucky to walk into a cluster or nest of them. They can also be complicated by secondary bacterial infections which can spread systemically if not treated.

In brief: Many bites
Chiggers usually jump onto a person from the grass and travel from the clothes onto exposed body parts.
Their bites cause extreme itching due to chemicals released into the skin. You can get many bites covering the entire body if you're unlucky to walk into a cluster or nest of them. They can also be complicated by secondary bacterial infections which can spread systemically if not treated.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology
In brief: Unlikely
It would be unlikely to have systemic symptoms from one isolated chigger bite.

In brief: Unlikely
It would be unlikely to have systemic symptoms from one isolated chigger bite.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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