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How long do flea bites itch?

How long do flea bites itch?

Varies: Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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How many days do flea bites itch for?

How many days do flea bites itch for?

Up to you: 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 will help the itch. ...Read more

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Do flea bites continue to itch for months at a time?

Do flea bites continue to itch for months at a time?

Seven year itch: Flea bites may cause itching for prolonged periods of time, but if you have been itching for months i would worry about scabies. Consult a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have little bright red bumps that occurred on my hand,wrist and 1 or 2 in other places they look similar to flea bites. Do not itch or hurt?

I have little bright red bumps that occurred on my hand,wrist and 1 or 2 in other places they look similar to flea bites. Do not itch or hurt?

You really need to: Be seen as it is impossible to diagnose and treat a rash without seeing it. Make an appointment so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest any advice how to handle flea bites? We have a few recently and they have only bit my wife. She says it's painful and itches bad

Can anyone suggest any advice how to handle flea bites? We have a few recently and they have only bit my wife. She says it's painful and itches bad

Flea bites: For the discomfort of the bites, I would apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. If the bites become increasingly painful or form pus, she should see a doctor to rule out a secondary bacterial infection of the bites. You should also wash all bedding/towels in hot water or dry in a hot dryer to kill any residual fleas. If you have pets, get them checked at the vet for fleas. ...Read more

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Is there anything natural I can use on itching flea bites?

Is there anything natural I can use on itching flea bites?

Warm water: Try using a soft toothbrush gently rubbing the skin while running under very warm water for about 5 - 10 min. That should give you several hours of relief and allow you to fall asleep. Benadryl at bedtime may also help you sleep. ...Read more

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Are there any ways that I can help relieve the itching of flea bites?

Are there any ways that I can help relieve the itching of flea bites?

Anti-itch: Anti-itch medications can be topical such as Benadryl cream or caladryl. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl can be helpful as well. Removing the source of infection/infestation to prevent recurrent bites is important. ...Read more

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I had flea bites three weeks ago, they had stopped itching and seemed to be getting better, now they are looking and itching the same, is this normal ?

Maybe Scabies?: Possible that you've been bitten again by more fleas--or you may have contracted scabies. Scabies are mites that burrow under the skin, and cause profound itching. (especially at night) Untreated, they will continue to spread. Treatment requires a topical scabicide--usually Elemite cream. Apply at bedtime to entire body from neck down, and wash off in morning. Repeat in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can't sleep due to itching flea bites. Need help NOW. How can I make the itching stop!! :(?

Can't sleep due to itching flea bites. Need help NOW. How can I make the itching stop!! :(?

Benadryl, lotion: Try some over the counter benadryl 25 mg every 6-8 hours for the itching. Here's some other things to help: 1) keep skin cool, heat makes itching worse 2) use lotion, dry is tichy, 3) avoid friction, rubbing skin causes itchy skin to be more itchy. Be aware that the benadryl can make you sleepy so don't drive and take it. Try to get rid of the fleas. Good luck. ...Read more

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