A 21-year-old female asked:
if a flea bites a human, does it usually itch or does the skin just get red?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The response to any insect bite varies with the individual. A typical response includes release of local chemicals to the saliva of the insect. These dilate local capillaries & create the bite mound which functions to block direct access of that saliva to the blood stream. These chemicals may trigger itching or redness.
Answered on Jul 28, 2019
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