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Blister At Flea Bite Site
I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?
My two year old came home from his dads with bites that looked like flea bites but they have gone into blister type circles it looks cut and swollen?
My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.
Could Be, but..: To help you I would need a few more clues. Right now I would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry it's okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should I get tested for any diseases?
See a Dermatologist: Blistering bites can be caused by many things. If you are certain it is fleas, then take the appropriate action with pest control. However, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to have the blisters evaluated and treated. That way you can make sure the blisters are, in fact, from fleas and not something else. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Hello I have been having bites only on my legs and feet but I am not sure it is fleas or mosquitoes. My bites are big and have blisters & not to itchy?
My 5 year old always gets large blisters within 24 hours of being bitten by flea. Cut a golf ball in half — lay on leg that big. Is this normal?
Allergy: Signs of allergic reaction to fleas may be a more severe bite, red rash at the site, or in severe cases, hives and swelling. Bites are located in clusters and may be a white or red bump. Prevention means treating source of the fleas, and alleviating the itching (benadryl) until the bite heals. ...Read more
I get allergic to mosquito bite. The bitten site gets swollen and warm and very itchy. I end up with blister. What to do?
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and feet of human victims and may infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets. Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. Extermination methods should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment to keep from spreading. ...Read more
Flea bites: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Flea bites: Flea bites — bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may carry diseases to humans. ...Read more
Flea vs Zit.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. Pimples don't itch & are often found on face, head, chest & back. ...Read more
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites.However, the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire pest control professionals. Fleas can carry tapeworm. ...Read more
There can be : Differences. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Bed bug bites may cause no. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone cream: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, kill the fleas in the house, yard, pets. Other bites can look like flea bites such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Bed bug vs flea: Bed bug bites may cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show as fast as an hour or may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential >>. ...Read more