Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chiggers Home Care

Home care for chiggers includes:

Chiggers Itching

Home care for itching in someone with chiggers include:

  • Cleanse itching skin with soap and water.
  • Massage itchy areas with an ice cube or cold compress.
  • Take a cool bath or shower to reduce itching. Consider using oatmeal (Aveeno).

Medications for itching include:

Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use with caution and do not mix with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging

Chiggers Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have chiggers and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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