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Can Flea Bites Cause Hives
Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. Flea bites may be clustered ...Read more
What are causes to feel itchy (like flea bites) but the skin takes on blotchy pink color? This time of the year I may itch, but no bite marks seen.
Is it possible for flea bites to cause infection to where my lymph nodes swelled up at groin area?
Very probable: Flea bites or any insect bite compromise the integrity of the skin and thus allow bacteria to ingress. These bacteria go along the lymphatic systems and end up in regional lymph nodes and there as the host mounts a defence, the lymph glands hypertrophy (become enlarged) and sometimes painful as the battle takes place. ...Read more
It's been about a week since my dogs had fleas, I got bites too. And now I have something that looks like hives/rash that keeps spreading. What is it?
See a dermatologist: Your best course is to seek a precise diagnosis, then treat accordingly. Sometimes flea bites result in eczema which then is relieved with prescription cortisone cream. ...Read more
Wake up daily with new bites, in lines or clusters. Checked for bedbugs thoroughly but found no traces (no shells, no blood stains, nothing in bed crevices or frame). Could it be hives or another allergic reaction? I don't think it's fleas because my husb
Scabies: Insect bits that are in a linear pattern can be scabies. These are microscopic mites that burrow under the skin and cause intense itching, sometimes all over the body. It is acquired from either another person or infested sand/soil. You need to see a doctor for the proper treatment, permethrin cream, and to wash all fomites in hot water or dry in a hot drier to kill the mites. ...Read more
Could a horsefly bite cause hives/welting? I think I have 2-3 bites in one area on my hip. The area has swelled up and burns.
Hateful Horseflies: A horsefly actually slices off skin when it bites you with it's scimitars. It then licks your blood. This causes a histamine release with immediate swelling (bump) in the area which is painful & itches. It can trigger an allergic reaction with hives and wheezing. Allergic reactions could also cause swelling of airway, lips, mouth or tongue with difficulty breathing, dizziness and generalized. ...Read more
I have a little bit of hives on my neck from an allergic reaction, if I was to take a percocet, would it effect the hives at all or cause more?
Be a role model: On a friday night, 22-year old female with hives, only medical problems listed in profile "allergic reactions" & only medication listed Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (not percocet!), suggest treating your hives as follows: stay home, read, watch a movie, drink chamomile tea & do not take percocet. This may or may not cure your hives, but will certainly prevent "irreversible hives" to your soul caused by percocet. ...Read more
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
I think I may have flea bites, but not sure what nasty diseases are transmitted by dog or cat fleas in the u.S.?
None (OK maybe one): No nasty diseases. Common bacteria can enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection (impetigo and cellulitis). Avoid scratching as that can introduce the bacteria. Oral antihistamines (Benadryl) and topical corticosteroids (cortisone) are helpful. If you live in rural New Mexico, Arizona, CA or Colorado there are rare cases of plague from infected rodent flea bites (squirrels, prairie dogs). ...Read more
Flea bites burrow: Under the skin. 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. Or apply aloe vera. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. ...Read more
Delayed flea bites: You can have what is called an id reaction. Your body can develop a reaction to the bites even after they are gone. They are often as itchy and annoying as the original bites. Using something to control the itch can be helpful and having patience for them to go away. ...Read more
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