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what do sand fleas look like on humans?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand.
Answered on May 4, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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The sand flea jumps in the air and often causes a cluster of painful/ itchy lesions w hives on ankles (about 10 inches above the ground).
Apr 6, 2014

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