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What is a good treatment for chiggers?

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Some treatment options for chigger bites are an oral antihistamine and a corticosteroid ointment to apply on the bites, states MedlinePlus. To relieve the symptoms of a chigger bites, which are extremely itchy skin, rash and possible swelling, apply calamine lotion to the bites.

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Chigger bites, which can be painless, occur generally in areas like the ankle and waist. Symptoms appear a few hours after chiggers inject an enzyme found in their saliva. These basic treatments can relieve the bite symptoms, which can last a few days. However, scratching may lead to a skin infection. An infected bite wound can require antibiotics, notes KidsHealth.

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