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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and fee ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Simply an annoyance!
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Flea bites: 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching . Thank you.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: If you are not getting rid of the source of the fleas, you will keep getting them. Use an appropriate pesticide (safe around animals) and have your pe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
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 40-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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Hydrocortisone cream: 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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