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how long do sand flea bites last

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience 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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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: If you have a type 1 allergy to insect saliva, should be gone in 1-2 days. If type 4, could last for weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
37 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: You are on the mends! it goes bright red, to dark to a little residual pigment and if you didn't scratch too much, gone. Good health.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Don't scratch.: When bites last that long, it's usually because the victim is scratching them, which keeps them inflamed - and also explains the bleeding, in your cas ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Sand flies: It sounds like your bites may be infected. See a doctor for evaluation.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
51 years experience Dermatology
Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience 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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