Chiggers Topic Guide
Chiggers: Chiggers are a type of mite. Chiggers most commonly bite areas of thinned skin and folds. Chiggers do not burrow into the skin, but inserts feeding structures and mouth parts into the skin. Symptoms of chigger bites include intense itching, a red raised bump, blister, or pimple. Treatment is generally with over-the-counter anti-itch creams.
Insect Bites Insect stings and bites are common. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, and itching. Treatment of insect stings and bites depends on the type of insect. Some may require home remedies such as anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, and in some cases, surgery.