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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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 bacterium called yersinia pestis which can cause Bubonic plague. ...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?

Dr. Lisa Gold Dr. Gold
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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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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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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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Are flea bites dangerous?

Usually not but: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacterium called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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Can you die from a flea bite?

Can you die from a flea bite?

Only if the flea: Carried a serious pathogen. Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacterium called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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What to put on my flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: It should help with redness and itching. ...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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Flea bites how to stop them hurting?

Flea bites how to stop them hurting?

Flea bites: First wash the bite with cool water & mild soap (hot water intensifies the itch); pat dry; don't scratch; apply tiny dab of Hydrocortisone cream or some tea tree oil or witch hazel or aloe vera gel or neem oil to calm the itching. For more persistent itching, use otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. Of course, controlling the source of the fleas is critical, too. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is having flea bites?

What sort of disorder is having flea bites?

Common problem: Unfortunately the common flea may look to humans as a meal, attaching to lose garments and extracting a bit of blood here & there over time. They will eventually leave the human as their preferred sources have a different hemaglobin molocule that they find more nurishing. The papulovesicles left behind will usually heal without rx but may promote itching & excoriation & become secondarily inflamed. ...Read more

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How come I have flea bites, but nobody else in the family has it?

Depends: I agree with dr westfried. Also, everyone responds differently to bites. It is possible that other family members were exposed but their reaction is not as severe as yours and they may not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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What helps prevent flea bites?

What helps prevent flea bites?

Insect repellent: Eliminating the source of the infestation is key to preventing flea bites. Make sure that your pet is treated for fleas. Vacuum carpeted areas, clean pet bedding and treat outdoor areas with the appropriate insecticide, use insect repellent if you will be outdoors or around animals that may be infected with fleas. ...Read more

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How long do flea bite scars last?

How long do flea bite scars last?

Scratching: Depends on how much you scratched them. If you were able to leave them alone they will fade in a few days, if there is a large abraded area, anywhere from a few weeks to a permanent scar if a large area was opened. ...Read more

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