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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Simply an annoyance!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Itch: The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sneider
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Various things work: I would suggest that you stay clean, but don't wash or scrub the bites too much. Sarna lotion and any treatment for poison ivy, including Hydrocortiso ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Common problem: Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to loose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time.They will ... Read More
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Contact with animal: It is spread from dog or cat to human not from human to human. You had close contact with pet as opposed to others. Treat animal to eradicate source o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Insect repellent: Eliminating the source of the infestation is key to preventing flea bites. Make sure that your pet is treated for fleas. Vacuum carpeted areas, clean ... Read More
A 54-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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.

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