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Flea Bites What Do They Look Like
Flea bites: Flea bites vary in size from barely noticible to large red raised reactions. If a person is allergic to fleas, the larger reactions are more likely to occur and they are also more likely to itch. Flea bites may be indistinguishable from mosquito bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a bunch of little bumps appear on my skin, they look like flea bites, but they aren't. They don't itch until I touch them, more appear each day?
Could be many things: Red bumps on the skin could represent many things. If they itch, they could be bites from fleas, mosquitos of other insects. If they don't itch, they could be tiny blood clusters, called angiomas, that run in certain families.If the persist, and if they hurt or itch a great deal, than perhaps you need to visit a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have these red itchy bumps on my body & some are hard they look like mosiqute bites and i no there not flea bites what could they be ?
I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?
Agree w Dr Raff.: 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 the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have all these small bites on my legs and thighs only and I don't know if they are flea bites or something else? They look like raised pimples.
See a dermatologist: You assume they are "bites" without any evidence. You can be absolutely sure the have nothing to do with any spiders. It is probably something else. A skin DR will help you. Exposed to any animals? Any other people have them? How long? Itch? Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red spots: Very itchy.Flea bites occur in groups of three or four bites on the body and look like tiny red bumps.Wash the bites with soap and water apply calamine lotion or prescription steroids to help with the itching.Try not to scratch too much to avoid infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your vet: Talk to your vet if you think your pets/animals are the source of the infestation, since direct treatment of the pet is usually required. Getting rid of fleas that aren't obviously coming from your pets is hard. You may need to use a combination of insecticidal dusts or sprays, vacuuming, and cleaning. I hope you find the source and that your son feels better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies?: If they are very itchy and spreading mostly in your warmer areas such as waist, armpits, between fingers, may be scabies. They are mites spread by direct contact. They are treated with a cream called Permethrin that can be prescribed by your doctor. Flea bites tend to prefer areas around the sock lines and other clothing lines. Mosquitoes prefer exposed areas. ...Read more
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
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and feet of human victims and may infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets.Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. Extermination methods should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment to keep from spreading. ...Read more
Flea bites: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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