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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Fleas On Humans

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What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

Don't Use Pet Flea: Products on yourself humans usually use 1% topical Hydrocortisone which usually isn't problematic. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines can be taken orally for itching - and this may lead to sedation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

Fleas: 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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What do sand fleas look like on humans?

What do sand fleas look like on humans?

Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...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

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Is it ok to use adams plus flea and tick mist on a person/human?

Is it ok to use adams plus flea and tick mist on a person/human?

Are you a pet ?: These product are designed for your pets - not for you. ...Read more

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How to prevent fleas from biting humans?

How to prevent fleas from biting humans?

Find the source: The fleas are coming from somewhere, ...If you have pets, get them cleaned and de-flea them. There are several chemicals that can also be used to fumigate your house (read the directions-you (and pets) often have to close the windows and leave home while they are in use). ...Read more

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Can you provide picture of a flea bite on a human?

Here is a link: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-flea-bites.

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Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could i have?

Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could i have?

See below: Still could be fleas but most insect bites look similar. All insect bites can cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. If you have pets, check them. ...Read more

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Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?

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Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?

Don't worry: If your child has a bite and is really bothered by it/itching it- or it looks infected - see a doctor. If you have an animal that could have fleas - get the animal treated. Do not be embarassed. Doctors see everything. We do not judge. We see lice and scabies and many things. We want to help. ...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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How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast ?

How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast ?

Hydrocortisone cream: 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, kill the fleas in the house, yard, pets. Other bites can look like flea bites such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...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