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Dr. Jay Park
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50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Simply an annoyance!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fleas: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sneider
47 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common problem: Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.They will ... Read More
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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.

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