A 30-year-old female asked:
have had flea bites for the last few weeks and they are still on my legs how long does it take before they go ? they won't stop bleeding ?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Don't scratch.: When bites last that long, it's usually because the victim is scratching them, which keeps them inflamed - and also explains the bleeding, in your case. Soak a washcloth or old towel in warm water and apply it to your legs at least a couple of times a day. Take Allegra (fexofenadine) (available otc) to decrease the itching, and do whatever you have to do (wear boxing gloves?) to keep yourself from scratching.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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