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Flea bites how do you stop them from bleeding ?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Get rid of fleas: Humans are not natural hosts to fleas. Animal and environment around animal need to be treated to eradicate fleas. A topical emollient such as aquaphor combined with a steroid cream will allow the flea bites to heal. Even medihoney may be useful in speeding healing.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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