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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


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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?

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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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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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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 loose 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 water flea bites last?

How long do water flea bites last?

Up to you: 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, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more

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Flea bites how do you stop them from bleeding ?

Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops. ...Read more

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What does flea bites look like on a 3 year old?

Flea bites: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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