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Flea Bite Still Itches After 3 Months
Can anyone suggest any advice how to handle flea bites? We have a few recently and they have only bit my wife. She says it's painful and itches bad
Flea bites: For the discomfort of the bites, I would apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. If the bites become increasingly painful or form pus, she should see a doctor to rule out a secondary bacterial infection of the bites. You should also wash all bedding/towels in hot water or dry in a hot dryer to kill any residual fleas. If you have pets, get them checked at the vet for fleas. ...Read more
What is some kind of rash that stars out like flea bites and itches extremly bad? I started having these lil bumps come up lookinglike flea bites at first and itching like crazy. They've spread from my feet, goin up my legs an now on my stomach. After scra
I had flea bites three weeks ago, they had stopped itching and seemed to be getting better, now they are looking and itching the same, is this normal?
Possible that you've been bitten again by more fleas--or you may have contracted scabies. Scabies are mites that burrow under the skin, and cause profound itching. (especially at night) Untreated, they will continue to spread.
Treatment requires a topical scabicide--usually Elemite cream. Apply at bedtime to entire body from neck down, and wash off in morning. Repeat in 5-7 days. ...Read more
Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) lotion: Try some over the counter benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg every 6-8 hours for the itching. Here's some other things to help: 1) keep skin cool, heat makes itching worse 2) use lotion, dry is tichy, 3) avoid friction, rubbing skin causes itchy skin to be more itchy. Be aware that the benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy so don't drive and take it. Try to get rid of the fleas. Good luck. ...Read more
I am not sure if these are flea bites, but I have looked the symptoms up online and they seem to fit my conditions. I do not know how to stop the itching and bumps. Please help.?
Flea bites appear as small, red bumps, that remain small, unlike mosquito bites. Relieve the symptoms of flea bites with over-the-counter anti-itch creams and antihistamine medications (Loratadine). Avoid scratching the area. If not better or infection develops, see your doctor.
Do-it-yourself home treatments are available for fleas, but if they do not work, you may need to seek professional help. ...Read more
I have flea bites on my skin. How can I make them stop itching? And how can I repel the fleas from biting me!?
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate. "deep woods off" repels fleas. ...Read more
How long will sand flea bites takes to heal? They have stopped itching so much but have become smaller and darker? Is this the normal healing process
I have flea bites all over my feet and nothing helps in relieving the itching my feet are scratched raw and really hurt a lot, plus it loks terrible
I have numerous flea bites on my ankles and they itch like crazy. Is there anything I can soak my feet in to soothe the itching or another way to help?
Itchy bites: Itch and swelling from insect bites and stings is usually improved with oral antihistamines and topical steroid creams. Washing with soap and water and patting dry 1-2 times daily will be important to prevent infection. Trimming your nails will help prevent further skin trauma by itching. ...Read more
I am covered with flea bites from my neck to my feet! I need to stop the itching so the bites and scabs will heal and so I can sleep.
Why are my mosquito bites lasting so long? Usually they go away within an hour. Now three days later it's visible and still itches.
Allergy: Most people become allergic to mosquito venom after a bite or two. With each bite eliciting a larger reaction than before. It is possible that the lesion and itching may even become progressively worse over the course of a week. Try topical hydrocortisone plus anti-itch cream on the site. ...Read more
Tick bite still itches after months and now having some pain and swelling in knee. Have been tested for Lyme and it was negative? Now what?
I was bitten by a wasp about 2 months ago the bite still itches and swells at time what should it do?
Retained stinger?: Wasps and their relatives (bees, yellow jackets, hornets) don't bite; they sting. Regardless, you wouldn't ordinarily have symptoms 2 months later! You might have a retained stinger, a splinter or another foreign body in the wound. Or it may have become infected. In any case, this should be checked out by a medical professional. ...Read more
I got bit by what I think was a mosquito Saturday. It still itches and is hard to touch and red. What could it be?
Hypersensitivity: Either a hypersensitivity reaction to the bite or an early infection. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and 1 % hydrocortisone cream on the bite itself. If you develop pain, fever, red streak up your arm or leg, or it continues to enlarge, see your primary care physician. If you feel swelling in your throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, lightheadedness, 911. ...Read more
I had sex for the first time yesterday & we used protection. It swelled up a bit yesterday and it still hurts today, except it itches. Why?
Probable yeast: After first intercourse some swelling and irritation is common. The itching can come from spread of a vaginal yeast infection to the outer area of the vagina, or perhaps a reaction to the lubricant on the condom. If it does not subside in a day or two, see a gynecologist. ...Read more
Maybe: Time to have the lesion assessed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had an insect bite that I scratched at and now it still itches but its purple. Is it infected? What should I do?
Bit on my neck 2 days ago. It still itches like crazy and other spots are popping up all around it. The initial bite is quarter size with a dot?
1. Exactly what bit you, if you can identify?
2. What does the initial bite area look like?
3. What parts of the body are these "crazy" spots coming up in?
4. Where did you get the initial bite? Aka what setting (house, woods, in the water, etc.)
We will be happy to answer your questions once more pertinent information is given. Have a great day! ...Read more
I got bit by a tick in February and was tested positive for RMSF. I took the antibiotics for 24 days. I still have a bump that itches. Is that norm?
I got bite by a mosquito I think. On my boob, still itches looks like a bruise. This is from Saturday night.
Possible tick bite: Sometimes a 'bruise' like rash can develop after a tick bite- so I would advise you to show this to a doctor who could help you. Both ticks and mosquitoes inject saliva when they bite, so the result can be an itchy spot later on. Ticks like skin folds, so not sure if this bite is closer to your arm pit or something where it would be a good spot to hide? Ticks (nymphs) can be VERY SMALL too. ...Read more
After one week of antibiotics for a tick bite, it still itches and it's a little red and firm, what should I do?
Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a day. No need to wash before or after. If not ok in a week, see a dermatologist. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. If you have Bacitracin or neosporin do not use on this. Peroxide or alcohol will make it worse. Do not use a bandage. ...Read more
I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?
The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a little massage oil each day and work the area of skin gently to promote healing. Topical 1% hydrocortisone twice a day may also help. Good luck!
http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/tick-bite-aftercare-instructions. Html ...Read more
I got bit by a spider three times it's a bump that is red hot and hard I have a headache but nothing else should I go ER it itches so much too help!
Itchy eyes for the past few months. Went to optom and they prescribed fucithalmic ointment. Did help a bit, but after using for a month still itches?
Allergic?: May be allergic conjunctivitis which is related to hayfever and may respond better to topical or oral antihistamines, or topical cromoglycate or in extreme cases require topical steroid drops and may explain why didn't quite improve with the fucithalmic antibiotic. Worth getting a doctor examination to confirm this diagnosis exclude alternative possibilities and work out best treatment. ...Read more
Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?
Likely not: It looks like you have local reaction to some insect bites. I don't see you mention about problems breathing, diffused rashes or hives, and abdominal pain other GI symptoms so you don't have anaphylaxis. The bite site can last for a few days. Try warm compress. If it get worse, you might have cellulitis and need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?
Get it checked: Have a podiatrist check that area of your ankle. There can sometimes be a delayed response to a bit, but you may have also been bitten again and/or by something other than a tick. ...Read more
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