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Chiggers

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Sheila Clasbey has specific information about a specific type of bite - chiggers.

Chiggers can be found in woods and grassy fields.

Clean the skin vigorously with soap and water to remove the mites.  Wash all clothing and towels in hot water  Treat symptoms with steroid creams, calamine lotion, oral antihistamines, and cool compresses.  Try not to scratch

You should see you doctor if the rash does not resolve in two weeks.

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