A 31-year-old female asked:
Can fleas bite anywhere?
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Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: Fleas are small enough to bite anywhere on the body.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes but they tend: To be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla).
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Fleas, bites what can I do?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, people use oral Claritin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "Itch-X" on bites. Itch-X has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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