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Flea bites pus

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Fleas can carry some diseases but rare in US. I would just cover with bandaid unless it looks infected.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Simply an annoyance!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Usually not but: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yer... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Itch: The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sneider
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Various things work: I would suggest that you stay clean, but don't wash or scrub the bites too much. Sarna lotion and any treatment for poison ivy, including Hydrocortiso... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Contact with animal: It is spread from dog or cat to human not from human to human. You had close contact with pet as opposed to others. Treat animal to eradicate source o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 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 26 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 40 years experience
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marjorie Alpert
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Papules on the legs: He would get itchy small pink spots on his legs and ankles.
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