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Doctor insights on: Cat Fleas On Humans

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Saw picture of flea bite on human but couldn?T have them. Cat wears collar?

Saw picture of flea bite on human but couldn?T have them. Cat wears collar?

See below: The cat collar only kills them when they wander up to the eyes or mouth to get a drink...From the fluid from the tear ducts or saliva. ...Read more

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My daughter took the flea collar off the cat and decided to try and eat it, the packet says its poisonous to humans, what should I do?

My daughter took the flea collar off the cat and decided to try and eat it, the packet says its poisonous to humans, what should I do?

Call Poison Control: 1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers Talking with a representative can help you determine the level of risk following the ingestion. They can then further advise you as to the proper action. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Infections: Fleas and mice can be potential sources of infectious diseases that can produce hematologic abnormalities. If you are experiencing these changes, however, you have a bleeding disorder that should be investigated urgently by a doctor. Please go and see somebody right away. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which diseases are carried by mice and cat fleas in UK which could cause petechiae in humans? (my 10 month old daughter and 3 year old son have a few)

Which diseases are carried by mice and cat fleas in UK which could cause petechiae in humans? (my 10 month old daughter and 3 year old son have a few)

Not many: Dog and cat fleas in the UK are generally not a source of transmission of serous diseases to humans. They can cause tape worm infestation which would have abdominal to be a sign of serious disease, one would expect the rash to change rapidly and kids wouldnt be feeling well in a short course. In any case, the kids need to be examined to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Yes: There are two species of Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph, right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans. Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more

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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

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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How many times can one flea bite a human in one day?

How many times can one flea bite a human in one day?

More than once: A flea can repeatedly bite a host and can live for months under ideal conditions. The precise number of times one flea can bite a human varies by flea type, stage of maturity and environmental factors that influence the life cycle. In other words, your question does not have a precise answer. ...Read more