Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chiggers Treatment

Chiggers resolves over 5 days without treatment. Those with chiggers should avoid the location where they were exposed to the mite larvae. Treatment may include medications to reduce itching.

Treatment for itching from chiggers may include:

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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat chiggers:

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Last Updated: May 31, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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