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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching . Thank you.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Wait. : Treat symptomatically. They go away by themselves. Just deal with the itching if present.
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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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Not Usually: Sand flea bites are generally random. If there was something preventing them from biting anywhere else, then they may occur in a line.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
They can: Misquito bites can leave big welts if you are sensitive to them. Do not scratch or yu can get infected. Use cortisone or benydrl cream for relief.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Small ones: Fleas are a pesky biter who is frustrated and bites often.The bite site is small and itchy, usually resolving over a week or with simple clensing.Larg ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Insect Bites: Any insect bite may blister depending on the individual and if there is an infection.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sure: The best thing I have found for insect bites is slice of onion on the bite...Now this may not be ok if the bite is near the meatus or pee hole. In gen ... Read More
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.

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