IN THIS ARTICLE
Where do chiggers live?
People can take steps to prevent being bitten by chiggers using the following methods:
Chigger bites resolve on their own without any long-term complications. However, scratching of affected areas can result in skin wounds that can become infected by bacteria. Travelers to areas in Asia should be made aware that endemic scrub typhus from chigger bites needs to be treated quickly with appropriate antibiotics as untreated infections can lead to poor outlooks (encephalitis, pneumonitis, and death).
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2016
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Chiggers
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Chiggers:
Chiggers - Symptoms
What symptoms did you have from chigger bites?
Chiggers - Treatment
What treatment did you receive for chiggers?
Chiggers - Experience
Please share your experience with chiggers.
Chiggers - Home Remedies
What home remedies have you found to be helpful in treating chigger bites?