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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?

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?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites - bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may ...Read more


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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?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should I get tested for any diseases?

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

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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?

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?

Are you sure they ar: Are you sure they are bites??? To prevent more, you need to define the source. If you cannot do this, see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I get allergic to mosquito bite. The bitten site gets swollen and warm and very itchy. I end up with blister. What to do?

I get allergic to mosquito bite. The bitten site gets swollen and warm and very itchy. I end up with blister. What to do?

Hydrocortisone cream: Topical steroid creams like hydrocortisone, which is available over the counter, will help reduce redness, swelling and itching. There may also be some limited benefit from an oral antihistamine such as benedryl. Try not to scratch to help avoid infection. ...Read more

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Do flea bites spread?

Do flea bites spread?

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

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I have very bad flea bites?

I have very bad flea bites?

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

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How to heal flea bites fast?

How to heal flea bites fast?

Flea Bites : If the flea bite not infected, topical steroid will flea enhance healing and decrease itching.
Thank you. ...Read more

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What to do for flea bites in children?

What to do for flea bites in children?

Wait. : Treat symptomatically. They go away by themselves. Just deal with the itching if present. ...Read more

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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

Flea Bites: You can us an over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Antihistamines you take by mouth may also help with itching.
You can also get prescription cortisone which is stronger. The best thing to do is to get rid of the fleas. ...Read more

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What does it took like when a flea bites?

Red spots: Very itchy. Flea bites occur in groups of three or four bites on the body and look like tiny red bumps. Wash the bites with soap and water apply calamine lotion or prescription steroids to help with the itching. Try not to scratch too much to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flea bites?

Flea bites: Flea bites — bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may carry diseases to humans. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

Fleas: Fleas can carry tapeworms & Murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the Southwestern United States they can carry a bacterium called yersinia pestis which can cause Bubonic plague. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have a flea bite on my anus?

Should i be worried if I have a flea bite on my anus?

Staph Infection: Until seen by a physician you should consider this lesion, whether you feel it is from a bug bite or not, to be a dangerous infection with the staph bacteria. These lesions are not to be ignored. ...Read more

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How do you if it's a flea bite or a pimple?

How do you if it's a flea bite or a pimple?

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

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Rash that looks like flea bites but isn't?

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Rash that looks like flea bites but isn't?

See doctor: This is impossible to diagnose without seeing the rash and getting a thorough history. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some dangers & treatments of flea bites?

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

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Can ankle swell from flea bite?

Can ankle swell from flea bite?

Yes.: Yes, that is possible, although not usual. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of itchy flea bites?

You don't: You can make them less itchy with anti-itch cream, and your body will heal them naturally. What you need to get rid of is the fleas. ...Read more

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Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Are flea bites harmful to baby in womb??

Depends: If that flea carried plague and you got sick I can see that that bite could be a problem. However, we don't see plague in this country and your average flea bite is just a nuisance, not a threat to you or baby. ...Read more

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Are flea bites similar to having bedbug bites?

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

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How can you get rid of flea bites on your skin?

How can you get rid of flea bites on your skin?

Treat cause: First of all, fix the source (i. Dog, carpet etc).
For the itch you can use a topical steroid like Hydrocortisone and take an atihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine).
If this does not relive your symptoms see a dermatologist for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What can you use for flea bites in your vagina?

What can you use for flea bites in your vagina?

Fleas don't : Preferentially go for the vagina. Encourage you to see your gynecologist to find out what hte cause of your lesions is. ...Read more

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How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast?

How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast?

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

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Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: An over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can help relieve itching for either mosquito or flea bites. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bed bug bite and a flea bite?

What is the difference between a bed bug bite and a flea bite?

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

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more