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Fleas In Cats Ears
I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more
I have a non-itchy rash just on my earlobe, nowhere else. Our cats did bring in an infestation of fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Good question: Chloe, fleas generally like fur so unlikely they would be too interested in your ear! However, any insect that gets in an ear can be uncomfortable. Try shining a flashlight on the outside because some insects will come to the light. If this doesn't work, use either peroxide or oil to drown and drain it out. Sometimes a muscle twitching in an ear feels like a bug. It will go away. Good luck! ...Read more
Mineral oil: If you do not have a hole or tube in the drum you can suffocate the bug with mineral oil.Lay down on your unaffected ear and have someone fill the outer ear canal with mineral oil. Similar products can also be used. Let it sit for a while and then change position, letting the oil drain out. The flea may or may not be dead but it should flow out. ...Read more
While picking fleas off my dog I got a big itch in my ear, relived by q-tips but I'm scared a flea is in there even tho I don't have any more itching.
How do you know if you have a flea in your ear? While picking fleas off my dog I felt an itch in my ear, used qtips to relive the itch but I'm afraid.
Ready for bed and my cat was laying on me, I was itching g his neck and a flea jumped off him to my face into my ear. How do I get it out?
Insect in ear: First thing to do is smother it so it stops moving. An oily ear drop, vegetable oil or even mineral oil to fill the ear canal will work. Press on outer ear to remove air bubble. Cover with cotten plug. In 30 min gently irrigate with warm water and bulb syringe. Do NOT use alcohol, peroxide or any other toxic substance. ...Read more
What to do if I do not have cats but for the last few years I'm having ringworms pop up on my face close to my ear or eyes an?
See below: No. There has not been an association shown with allergies and ear infections. ...Read more
10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?
Petechiae?: Petechiae are a very particular kind of red spot that does not blanch with pressure and usually is not raised. It can be a sign of serious disease. However they are also common (above the nipple line) in kids just from things like coughing or breath-holding. Flea bites are normally raised, do blanch with pressure, and itch. ...Read more
Yes, it's possible: Public lice (crabs) have their favorite spots, and their less-favorite places. They prefer pubic hair, armpit hair, beards, moustaches, and eyebrows... over scalp hair. However, they can grab onto scalp and be found there. If the eggs are very white, and "bugs" are on the scalp, those are likely head lice. The treatment is the same type of medication (such as Nix). ...Read more
WrongQuestionForSite: On this site we answer and discuss Medical conditions/problems in humans. We are not qualified to treat Cats. Ask this question to a Vetrinarian or veterinarian site ...Read more
Works well: A non-contrast CAT scan should show presence of any significant tumor in the brain. ...Read more
There are little tiny bugs in my hair. Not lice or nits or fleas but they look almost like little flies. If I itch my head (dandruff) I find them.
Hard to say: These could be bedbugs, by your brief description, but only a visit to your doc or dermatologist would allow a proper label. ...Read more
If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?
No!: Flea collars are designed to kill parasites that infest cats & dogs, not human head lice. Not only would it not work, but there is some evidence that the chemicals in flea collars might be toxic to children, particularly young ones. There are several effective fda-approved treatments for head lice; stick with those. ...Read more
When going pee, there is a little pain between rectum and penis. Also he haves pubic fleas and smal dots on head of penis. What is that?
Here are some. ..: Feeling little ache as described at peeing suggests irritation in the prostate, but without further detailed Hx & physical exam, it's hard to give a definite answer. Clinically, if the symptom persists or worsens, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Besides, the concern on small dot on glans penis & pubic fleas requires a direct look so to confirm if both are related or foreskin-related. ...Read more
I had a spot on my hip last night and I thought it was a flea bite but now I've woken up this morning and it has got a yellow head on it like a pimple?
See below: The description suggests a small area of bacterial infection of the skin. It's possible it started from an insect bite that became infected. Generally, warm compress and application of triple antibiotic cream may speed resolution. Should the presumed infection worsen have the area examined by a physician. ...Read more
My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?
Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more
Put Nothing Inside: Cleaning the earlobe if ine using a soft cloth. We suggest never putting anything inside the ear because there is a high risk of more serious damage th the eardrum, ear canal and internal structures. Remember never put anything smaller than your elbow in any opening of the baby's body. ...Read more
Many: This depends a great deal on the history of your symptoms, and family history and any other pertinent information during an interview. There is the whisper test, the two word test, the finger rub test, The Weber and Rinne utilizing the tuning fork, The is the otoscopic exam, pneumatic otoscopy, tympanogram, and audiologic testing. This list is not complete, but just a start of the basics. ...Read more