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What do you suggest if my flea bites still itch even after i put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Apply Repeatedly: Flea bites may itch for quite some time. You can apply hydrocortisone according to instructions repeatedly for several days without problem. If the itching last more than a week you might need to see your doctor. You can also take an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine) to help with the itching.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

My flea bites still itch even after I put on cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this supposed to happen?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A Little...: They are just super itchy! Sorry about that! You can add in a 10 mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day if needed! Hope you are better soon!

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Last updated Aug 12, 2014

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