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flea bite still itches after 3 months

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
24 years experience Pediatrics
Flea bites: For the discomfort of the bites, I would apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. If the bites become increasingly painful or form ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
44 years experience Family Medicine
You : You might want to see your physician soon. It sounds a little bit like scabies. This could be contagious. If this turns out to be true, everyone in ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Bites: As the other doc said it sounds like it could be scabies. See your physician or dermatologist as it is contagious
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Maybe Scabies?: Possible that you've been bitten again by more fleas--or you may have contracted scabies. Scabies are mites that burrow under the skin, and cause pr ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Warm water: Try using a soft toothbrush gently rubbing the skin while running under very warm water for about 5 - 10 min. That should give you several hours of re ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Anti-itch: Anti-itch medications can be topical such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or caladryl. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
44 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy bumps: Flea bites appear as small, red bumps, that remain small, unlike mosquito bites.Relieve the symptoms of flea bites with over-the-counter anti-itch cre ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ICE CUBES FOR BITES: Try the ice cubes and see if it works. Can't hurt. If it doesn't work, try a Hydrocortisone cream a few times a day.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) lotion: Try some over the counter benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg every 6-8 hours for the itching. Here's some other things to help: 1) keep skin cool, heat ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and 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

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