The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Bites (mosquitoes, flies, chiggers)

Beware Skeeter Syndrome: Mosquito Bites That Won’t Quit

No one likes mosquito bites. They itch like crazy, but usually last for only a short time. People with skeeter syndrome are far worse off. The bites last!

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Bites (mosquitoes, flies, chiggers)

Bug Bites that Blister Respond to Hot Water

What do you do when you have really itchy bug bites? OTC anti-itch creams are not always that effective. You may be surprised how well hot water works.

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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Chigger Bites

How Can You Prevent Chigger Bites and Itching?

If you have never experienced the intense itching and blistering from chiggers, count yourself lucky. Some of us are super susceptible to chiggers. Prevent chigger bites with an old-fashioned remedy!

Woman scratching itchy arm
Chigger Bites

How Could a Poison Ivy Remedy Help Your Itchy Bites?

A reader who lives in an RV finds a poison ivy remedy useful against all kinds of itches, including those from chigger bites.

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Chigger Bites

How to Keep Chiggers from Biting You

One reader shares his secrets on using sulfur powder and granules to keep chiggers from biting when out walking in the woods.

Pile of yellow sulfur powder
Chigger Bites

How to Repel Chiggers with Powdered Sulfur

Patting powdered sulfur on skin, socks and shoes can repel chiggers to keep them from biting.

Young woman experiencing horrendous itching scratches her arm
Chigger Bites

How to Keep Chiggers from Biting

Digestive enzymes left in chigger bites can drive a person crazy with itching. What are the best ways to keep chiggers from biting?