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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 20 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Simply an annoyance!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Ramsey: 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching . Thank you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
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 33-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. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
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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