Chiggers (Bites) Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Chiggers (Bites). These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Chiggers (Bites) or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Itch (Itching or Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
  • Ticks Ticks are known transmitters of disease to humans and animals. Tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted...learn more »
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    Ticks Article
    • Tick facts
    • What are ticks? What do ticks look like?
    • What are the risk factors for tick bites?
    • What specialists treat tick bites?
    • What are tick bite symptoms and signs?
    • What diseases do ticks transmit (act as vectors) to humans?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of diseases transmitted by ticks?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose a tick bite?
    • What is the treatment for a tick bite?
    • What is the best method of tick removal?
    • Is it possible to prevent tick bites?
    • What is the prognosis for people who get a tick bite?
    • Where can I find more information about ticks?
  • Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...learn more »
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    Bug Bites and Stings Article
    • Bug bites and stings facts*
    • Bug bites and stings introduction
    • What can I do to keep insects away?
    • What's the proper way to use insect repellent?
    • What's the best way to remove a bee stinger?
    • What should I do if I find a tick on me or my child?
    • What can be done for itching and pain from bites and stings?
    • When is medical attention needed?
    • Where can I find more information on bug bites and stings?
  • Typhus Typhus is a disease caused by Rickettsia bacteria. Symptoms and signs include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and...learn more »
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    Typhus Article
    • Typhus facts
    • What is typhus? Are there different types of typhus?
    • What is the history of typhus?
    • What causes typhus? How is typhus transmitted?
    • What are typhus risk factors?
    • What are typhus symptoms and signs?
    • How is typhus diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for typhus?
    • What is the prognosis of typhus?
    • Can typhus be prevented?
    • Where can people get more information about typhus?
  • Insect Sting Allergies The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Severity of...learn more »
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    Insect Sting Allergies Article
    • Stinging insect allergy facts
    • What are stinging insects?
    • What types of insect sting reactions occur?
    • What are signs and symptoms of insect sting allergies?
    • Who is at risk for insect sting allergies?
    • What tests do doctors use to diagnose an insect sting allergy?
    • What specialists treat insect sting allergies?
    • What is the treatment for a severe allergic reaction?
    • Are there home remedies for insect sting allergies?
    • How can I avoid insect stings?
    • What can I do about becoming immune to insect allergy?
    • What is the prognosis for an insect sting allergy?
  • Travel Medicine Travelers should prepare for their trip by visiting their physician to get the proper vaccinations and obtain the necessary...learn more »
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    Travel Medicine Article
    • Why should travelers see a physician before they leave on a trip?
    • What diseases occur in travelers, and how can disease be prevented?
    • Traveler's diarrhea
    • Malaria
    • Meningitis and encephalitis
    • Yellow fever
    • Hepatitis A
    • Typhoid fever
    • Polio
    • Cholera
    • What about diseases for which there is no vaccine or preventive medication?
    • What is safe to eat and drink while traveling?
    • What can I do to avoid insect bites?
    • What should be in my travel first-aid kit or medicine kit?
    • What are the medical concerns with jet lag?
    • What if I have a medical condition or a chronic disease?
    • What if I'm traveling while pregnant?
    • What about traveling with children?
    • Travel health insurance & medical evacuation insurance
    • Travel safety and health alerts
    • Where can I find additional information?
  • First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives,...learn more »
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