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What helps prevent flea bites?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Insect repellent: Eliminating the source of the infestation is key to preventing flea bites. Make sure that your pet is treated for fleas. Vacuum carpeted areas, clean pet bedding and treat outdoor areas with the appropriate insecticide, use insect repellent if you will be outdoors or around animals that may be infected with fleas.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do you do to prevent scaring from flea bites? Does off spray work?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
Flea bites: Flea bites, like all insect bites, are an allergic reaction to the biting insect. Generally, the reaction is mild, and lasts a few days, and does not cause a large wound or area of inflammation. If you pick at the flea bite, you may create a big wound that can leave a permanent scar.. Most bites leave a discolored blemish, but these are not scars. So, prevent the bite with off, and us hc1% cream.

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