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A 36-year-old male asked:

How to heal flea bites fast?

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Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching . Thank you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clean the flea bite: With antiseptic soap. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator.

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A member asked:

How long do flea bites take to heal?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: They can cause prurigo-a severe type of eczema. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How fast can I make my flea bites go away?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends...: ...On how many you have and how long you've had them. With aggressive treatment by a dermatologist, they can clear in as little as a few days, but no reputable doctor can pinpoint a timeframe; everyone responds differently to treatment. Obviously, you need to make sure the source of the fleas has been eliminated so you don't get a whole new set of bites after the present ones clear.

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