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Any 'sickness' from flea bites?

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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, Colorado and Arizona. Biggest risk from flea bites is itching and secondary infection. Avoid scratching. Use topical antibacterial ointment. Can take antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help itch.
Answered on Nov 19, 2014
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