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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. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...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 its 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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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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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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites occur when a flea bites a person, and can cause itching and irritation at the site of the bite ...Read more