CHIGGERS (BITES)

Chiggers are tiny members of the arachnid family. Although they are extremely small in size, their bites are incredibly painful.

A chigger bite is asymptomatic within the first minutes of the bite. Intense itching and a desire to scratch are usually reported hours after a bite and often appear in clusters that look like a rash.

TREATMENT:

  • A chigger bite heals within one to three weeks.
  • Avoid scratching.
  • Use over-the-counter anti-itch medication (hydrocortisone or calamine lotion)
  • Ice bath to relieve symptoms.
  • In case of infection, consult a doctor.

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