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What is the treatment for chiggers and mosquito bites?

I took my son to the park a couple of days ago around evening time. Now he has multiple bites on his leg (4) Not sure if chiggers or mosquitos. I have been treating with rubbing alcohol and anti-ich cream. Seems to be helping, but is treatment the same for chiggers and mosquitos? Not sure which bit him and he was sitting in the grass.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Don't worry.
Treatment is same.
Clean the wound with soap and water Apply anti allergic cream or lotion E.g; Caladryl for itching .
Take Anti allergic orally E.g;Dihenhydramine.
If wound is infected with bacteria consult doctor for antibiotics.
Thanks.
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What is the treatment for chiggers and mosquito bites?

Don t worry. Treatment is same. Clean the wound with soap and water Apply anti allergic cream or lotion E.g; Caladryl for itching . Take Anti allergic orally E.g;Dihenhydramine. If wound is infected with bacteria consult doctor for antibiotics. Thanks.