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What to put on my flea bites?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. 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 38-year-old male asked about a 27-year-old female:

What can u put on to stop flea bites?

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Dr. John Munshower
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Get rid of fleas: Best to get rid of the fleas than to put something on to stop the bites.
Aiken, SC
A female asked:

Fleas, bites what can I do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, people use oral Claritin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "Itch-X" on bites. Itch-X has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate.

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