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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bites: Antibiotic ointment, cortisone type ointment if severe itching and oral antibiotics if spreading redness develops. Tylenol or ibuprofen type anti-infl ... Read More

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A 43-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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Here is a linkflea: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-flea-bites.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
No: Fleas are not carriers of the illness.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Not really: They are completely different organisms, so they are not the same. However, clinically, when you look at the marks they make on the skin, they may be ... Read More
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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually not: In some areas of the world they may carry infection. Leishmaniasis is carried by a sand flea, but in this county i think you are pretty safe. Mostly ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: However the venom of bugs can render you allergic to it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bed bug bites/spider: Bed bug bites are usually very itchy red bumps in multiple locations, often scattered around on the trunk and/or extremities. There's no pain. Black w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocorti ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No....: If they are truly flea bites, then no, only a hungry flea will spread them. If it is folliculitis instead, which is more common, then possibly can spr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. M ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No bites: Silverfish are not bloodsuckers. They eat carbohydrates like food droppings on the floor or the glue in bookbindings. They will not attack you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Rabies concern: If you were bitten by a bat you need to see a doctor. Bats can carry rabies. Call doctor today.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Any that...: ...Contain deet, at this time deet is the most effective repellent.
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Different symptoms: While bug bites can lead to a rash, dust mites (and their fecal pellets) trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis especially at night. Dust mites can tri ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Some tick bites can cause that reaction.

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