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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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Pictures of flea bites on people make me wonder how they got them?

Pictures of flea bites on people make me wonder how they got them?

See blelow: People get flea bites usually from infected animals like pets who acquire them from outdoors. And the fleas can colonize a apparently clean home. For flea bites, use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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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?

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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Saw picture of flea bite on human but couldn?T have them. Cat wears collar?

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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What to do for flea bites in children?

Wait. : Treat symptomatically. They go away by themselves. Just deal with the itching if present. ...Read more

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My 16 month old got bit by something a couple days ago. I don't know if it's sand fleas or red ants. He has had a fever all day. Can I send picture?

My 16 month old got bit by something a couple days ago.  I don't know if it's sand fleas or red ants.  He has had a fever all day.  Can I send picture?

See Your Doctor Now: The most common cause of fever in this age group is infection. Insect bites do not typically cause fever. Your child most likely has an infection in addition to and unrelated to the bug bites. Children this age have limited communication skills and therefore important clues to the severity of your child's illness can be easily missed. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...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 bacteria 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 bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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