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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in 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
32 years experience in 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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
31 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Fleas are small enough to bite anywhere on the body.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Simply an annoyance!
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