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Itchy "bites" all over my body(ankles,hips,hairline,belly,arms i see no fleas im a dog groomer. i see no burrows. & i don't want my3yo to get this!

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Likely flea or mite: Just because you don't see fleas doesn't mean that they couldn't bite and hop away. They are very agile. Treat with steroid cream. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Itchy bites: Your itchy bites may be due to hives and have nothing to do with fleas or scabies. Hives are not contagious. Try using benadryl (diphenhydramine) for help
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Chiggers.: I'm going with chiggers. You never really see them, they itch and can affect many areas of the body. Try using clear nail polish on a test area.

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