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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, people use oral Claritin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 ti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: 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 43-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Flea bites: 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
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sepsis: Sepsis is for multiple reasons. Flea bites that lead to infection a possibility. Most common causes of sepsis from UTI or Pneumonia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Flea bites.: 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
20 years experience 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Fleas are small enough to bite anywhere on the body.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Simply an annoyance!
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