What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito. 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. **the itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located.

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I have small reddish bumps all over my body that look exactly like mosquito bites, but they do not itch. I am wondering if they are chiggers?!

Small Red Bumps. Without seeing your "bumps" it is difficult to make a diagnosis. However during this time of year folliculitis is very common. Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of red surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis.
Chiggers itch A LOT! Chigger 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.