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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

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. 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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What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

Don't Use Pet Flea: Products on yourself humans usually use 1% topical Hydrocortisone which usually isn't problematic. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines can be taken orally for itching - and this may lead to sedation. ...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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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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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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I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

Lymph glands: Glands in the groin are used to help infections in the legs/feet. They may also get infected. If it persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infection/cellulitis. ...Read more