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 Stings and bites from insects are common. They often result in redness and swelling in the injured area. Sometimes a sting can cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. Arthropods are insects ...