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i have been taking my children outside a lot lately. as a result, i think i have flea bites on my legs from neighbor's dogs. how can i treat these?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Flea bites: The best way to reduce the itch from flea bites is a combination of otc Hydrocortisone cream applied to the bites twice daily, and an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime. If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is too sedating, otc claritin, allegra, or zyrtec may also help.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder commented
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
What is the best treatment if the kids get bites?
Apr 15, 2012
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
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I would recommend the same, but be mindful of pediatric doses for the oral medications.
Apr 15, 2012

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