U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Flea bites on ankles

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Itchy bites: Itch and swelling from insect bites and stings is usually improved with oral antihistamines and topical steroid creams. Washing with soap and water a... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Flea bites: An oral antihistimine (ex. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, Claritin or allegra) can be ingested. Topical anti-itch/inflammation creams, ointments... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infec... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Lymph glands: Glands in the groin are used to help infections in the legs/feet. They may also get infected. If it persists, see your doctor
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.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership