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How do I get rid of chiggers on my body?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: See derm

See your dermatologist to get the correct treatment.

In brief: See derm

See your dermatologist to get the correct treatment.
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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