How to get rid of chiggers

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How to get rid of chiggers

  1. 1. How to Get Rid of Chiggers?If you are wondering how to get rid of chiggers, then thisarticle is for you! So, what are chiggers? Chiggers are rareparasites. Climatic changes have contributed to the increasein the frequency of the presence of chiggers. This wasaffected by the warmer weather, because there are moregenerations per year and so every year the number increases,more and more are also extended to areas where theypreviously existed.They hide under leaves, grass and bushes where they wait forthe host. After some time on the host chiggers search for thebest play where they can attach, after which they penetratethrough skin and begin to feed on blood. The tube of achiggers, which is used for penetrating through skin is very sharp and has some kind of anchor– facing backwards growth – which is strongly linked to the skin and is difficult to draw. Aftersome time host can see a rash that was caused by chiggers.Chiggers TreatmentAt the site of chiggers bites may appear less redness and swelling that lasts a few days withminor severe itching. This change is not a result of infection, but irritative effects of foreignsubstances that enter the skin through chiggers bites. Only a small number of bites result inthe transfer of some microorganisms (if the chigger was infected), which can ultimately resultin infection and the appearance of a man bitten symptoms, usually only 1-2 weeks after a bite.Therefore, it is not necessary after each contact with chiggers t seek medical attention – justremove them from the skin.However, if after a few days after a bite symptoms of disease occur – such as fever, painin muscles and joints, general weakness (flu like), or headaches, nausea, vomiting and theappearance of skin changes (different forms of rash), it is necessary to consult a competentphysician to determine the time which the disease is carried out and appropriate treatment.Most of the diseases transmitted by chiggers and are milder forms and treatment can be doneat home, while only a small number of cases requiring treatment in hospital, either for purposesof applying the complex (intravenous) therapy or because of the potential complications andmore serious consequences.It should be noted that the majority of diseases that occur after a chigger bite can be preventedby avoiding contact with chiggers or timely and proper removal of them from the body, whileonly one disease (tick-borne encephalitis) may be prevented by the vaccine.Chiggers can transmit several diseases, which are mainly animal diseases (zoonoses),and only rarely transmitted to humans. Chiggers become infected by sucking the blood ofinfected animals. People become infected after biting with an infected chigger’s saliva. Thebite of chiggers commonly transmits borreliosis (Lyme disease, erythema migrans), tick-borneencephalitis, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and some rickettsioses.Get Rid of ChiggersThe best way to get rid of chiggers is if you access the problem calmly. Before it was said that ifyou need to get rid of chigger you need to drown it in the oil or glue, but it is certainly wrong. By
  2. 2. doing that chiggers will suffocate and throw a poison into the wound. It can be very dangerous.To remove them well you need a thin tweezers. Drag it in different directions; avoid crushing orsqueezing.Try to tear it all. Do not panic if a part of it remains- the doctors say that the little black dotsthat might not keep his head rather than a weapon to stab. Wash hands with soap and waterand then disinfect it. If you notice a red circle around the creation of stitches to consult a doctorimmediately. Since symptoms can often be delayed, pay attention to the bite site even fourweeks after the incident. Notice that chiggers are not to be mistaken with bed bugs (Bed BugRegistry) and dust mites (Dust Mite Bites). To give you a clear insight in chiggers rash, wedecided to post some chiggers pictures.

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