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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


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What are the symptoms of flea bites?

Itch: The normal reaction to an insect bite, including fleas, is an inflammatory reaction at the site of the bite, which appears within minutes and consists of itchy local redness and swelling. A delayed reaction involving the same signs and symptoms may follow sometimes. ...Read more

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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 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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I am not sure if these are flea bites, but i have looked the symptoms up online and they seem to fit my conditions. I do not know how to stop the itching and bumps. Please help. ?

I am not sure if these are flea bites, but i have looked the symptoms up online and they seem to fit my conditions. I do not know how to stop the itching and bumps. Please help. 
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Itchy bumps: Flea bites appear as small, red bumps, that remain small, unlike mosquito bites.Relieve the symptoms of flea bites with over-the-counter anti-itch creams and antihistamine medications (Loratadine). Avoid scratching the area. If not better or infection develops, see your doctor. Do-it-yourself home treatments are available for fleas, but if they do not work, you may need to seek professional help. ...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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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

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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