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How long do flea bites itch?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine.

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A female asked:

Is there anything natural I can use on itching flea bites?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Warm water: Try using a soft toothbrush gently rubbing the skin while running under very warm water for about 5 - 10 min. That should give you several hours of relief and allow you to fall asleep. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime may also help you sleep.
A member asked:

Is it normal for flea bites to itch after four days?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 36-year-old member asked:

Do flea bites continue to itch for months at a time?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Seven year itch: Flea bites may cause itching for prolonged periods of time, but if you have been itching for months i would worry about scabies. Consult a dermatologist for further evaluation.

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