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I need help! How do I know if I have bed bugs flea bites or hives symptoms?

I need help! How do I know if I have bed bugs flea bites or hives symptoms?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Yes: Especially if you scratch them. Most scars will improve in appearance in a year or less. Read more

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What problems will flea bites cause?

What problems will flea bites cause?

Often - itching: Or secondary infection. Fleas can carry tapeworms & Murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the Southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause Bubonic plague. Read more

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Can flea bites cause skin infections like exzma?

Can flea bites cause skin infections like exzma?

Flea bites: Skin infection can result from excessive scratching but flea bites do not cause eczema. Read more

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My dogs have fleas. Can flea bites cause petechia? Friend has it on neck and I have it on legs.

My dogs have fleas. Can flea bites cause petechia? Friend has it on neck and I have it on legs.

Flea bites: Flea bites cause lesions resembling insect bites not petechiae. Not sure who diagnosed your skin lesions as petechiae! These are bleeding spots under the skin, and a re not caused by flea bites and if indeed that is the case you need to have them checked asap. Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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