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Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. Skeeter bites are usually on exposed skin flee bites are small red spots in clusters, skeeter bites much larger, pale in center. ...Read more

Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: An over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can help relieve itching for either mosquito or flea bites. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get flea/mosquito bites on your vagina?

Fleas can present at: The groin. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis look like mosquito bites and itch?

Does psoriasis look like mosquito bites and itch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. Psoriasis looks more large small to large red circular spots on the body that isn't usually raised. ...Read more

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My nana keeps getting these bright red swolle bites on her that look like mosquito bites but there's no puncture marks. What else could they be from?

My nana keeps getting these bright red swolle bites on her that look like mosquito bites but there's no puncture marks. What else could they be from?

Rash: There are a lot of different causes for a rash on the skin. They can be allergic or immunologic (including internal and external antigens), infectious (parasites, bacteria, viral, fungal), benign and malignant tumors (including lymphoma and leukemia), physical causes (irritant, thermal, etc.) she will need to see a dermatologist to have the rash properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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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