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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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How many times can one flea bite a human in one day?

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Want images of flea bites on humans?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Want images of flea bites on humans?

Here you go: For bites use benadryl, Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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 bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause Bubonic plague. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Gold
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Need to see photos of flea bites on humans?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Need to see photos of flea bites on humans?

Here you go: For bites use benadryl, Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could i have?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ziad Akl
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Can you provide picture of a flea bite on a human?

Dr. Ziad Akl
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Here is a link: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-flea-bites.

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Board Certified, Dentistry
45 years in practice
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Saw picture of flea bite on human but couldn?T have them. Cat wears collar?

Dr. Robert Ryan
Board Certified, Dentistry
45 years in practice
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Saw picture of flea bite on human but couldn?T have them. Cat wears collar?

See below: The cat collar only kills them when they wander up to the eyes or mouth to get a drink...From the fluid from the tear ducts or saliva. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
31 years in practice
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How to get rid of flea bites on human skin fast ?

Dr. Keith Ramsey
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
31 years in practice
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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 will help the itch. ...Read more

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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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