Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.
Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.

The Itch Stops Here!

The Itch Stops Here!

Though they are small, chiggers can leave you with some of the itchiest bites you will ever receive from the business end of an insect. Chiggers are the larvae of red bugs, and they tend to make their homes in tall grass and weeds. It’s easy to pick up some of these tiny creatures while camping or even hunting. Whenever you’re wading through tall patches of grass, chances are you may pick up some of them. If you get bitten by chiggers there are many different things you can use at home to treat them.

 

Some remedies for chigger bites are:

  • Hot showers
  • Cold compresses
  • Baking soda
  • Aloe vera
  • Oatmeal
  • Olive oil

 

To help prevent chigger bites, be sure to wear closed toed shoes, long socks, or full-length pants while out in tall grasses.

 

Be sure to remember HealthCARE Express for all of your urgent care needs.