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Flea bite marks

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Post-inflammatory?: If they are bite marks / wounds that get dark, this may be related to your skin color/type. In people with darker skin (e.g. Italian, Latino, African... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Allergic reaction: A soothing cream such as calamine lotion may be applied to the bites, and an antihistamine used by mouth. Keep the area clean and dry. Watch for any ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Itchy skin: Itchy skin can be from dryness, eczema, hives, allergies, viral infections like mono, bacterial infections like scarlet fever. And of course flea bit... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fleabites: Without a picture i can only assume that the ugly marks you are talking about represent scratch marks from scratching your flea bites.Use pyrethrin to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Flea bit: The purple mark is most likely a small drop of blood that came out after the bite. The blood clotted and will be turning into a crust soon. I would no... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Flea bites (unlike tick bites) do not usually carry any diseases. There are very rare cases of plague from flea bites in rural parts of New Mexico, CA... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Insect repellent: Eliminating the source of the infestation is key to preventing flea bites. Make sure that your pet is treated for fleas. Vacuum carpeted areas, clean ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.

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