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How long do chigger bites last?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Chiggers

Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks.
In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body.

In brief: Chiggers

Chigger bites usually heal on their own within one to two weeks.
In the meantime, control itching with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream, such as Hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if your skin appears infected or if the bites seem to be spreading to other parts of your body.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Chigger Bites

How long do chigger bites last? Though this is a seemingly simple question, it has a somewhat complicated answer. The actual bite of a chigger can last a few days.
The symptoms of the bite usually heal in about one week. If you scratch the bite it can become infected which then last longer.

In brief: Chigger Bites

How long do chigger bites last? Though this is a seemingly simple question, it has a somewhat complicated answer. The actual bite of a chigger can last a few days.
The symptoms of the bite usually heal in about one week. If you scratch the bite it can become infected which then last longer.
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