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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Relax: Coincidence. Anyway it is not possible to know the location with any precision.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Here you go: For bites use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
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
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