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How do you treat redbugs/chiggers

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How do you treat redbugs/chiggers?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.

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Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.
chiggers just bite they do not bore into the skin like some other mites
they are then easier to treat-the treatment is for the itch
over the counter zyrtec 10mg and benadryl 25 at night
over the areas steroid cream like Cortaid or 1% hydrocortisone
there is no prolonged problem with eggs or burrowed mites like for example scabies
good luck

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