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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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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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How to get rid of sand flea bites?

Flea bites burrow : Under the skin. Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. Or apply aloe vera. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scabies bites on penis?

How to get rid of scabies bites on penis?

If the lesions are : Only on your penis - i would suggest having a dermatologist evaluate you. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia.) if this is scabies the dr. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bite scars?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bite scars?

You can't: The bump from the bite will go away eventually most of the time. Applying a cortisone cream on it usually hastens the healing. If not, ask your doctor to consider injecting the area with a cortisone preparation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

Itching: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. Skeeter bites are usually on exposed skin flee bites are small red spots in clusters, skeeter bites much larger, pale in center. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scars left by bed bug bites?

How to get rid of scars left by bed bug bites?

Please see a : Dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for scarring. ...Read more

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Bug bites on the thighs and butt, what kind of bites are they?

Bug bites on the thighs and butt, what kind of bites are they?

Are you serious?: How could anyone answer a question like that over the internet? ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

Stop Scratching !: Dr. L.Ciraldo recommends several different approaches: Cortisone cream, OTC fade cream, or cocoa butter can be applied to darkened lesions to help fade scars. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of fleas and treat flea bites?

How can you get rid of fleas and treat flea bites?

Fleas: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of itchy flea bites?

How do you get rid of itchy flea bites?

You don't: You can make them less itchy with anti-itch cream, and your body will heal them naturally. What you need to get rid of is the fleas. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bug bites on your body?

How to get rid of bed bug bites on your body?

Bed Bug Bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation ; treatment. Need to exterminate the bed bugs. ...Read more

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How do spider bites on humans look like?

How do spider bites on humans look like?

Variable.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How dangerous are dog bites on the hand?

How dangerous are dog bites on the hand?

Can be dangerous: Any bite to the hand from dog, cat or human can be dangerous and should be cleaned and possibly explored surgically. There are a large number of very important structures in the hand as well as a risk of spread of infection that can be devastating if untreated. If in doubt have your doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Would putting ice cubes on flea bites help get rid of the itching?

Would putting ice cubes on flea bites help get rid of the itching?

ICE CUBES FOR BITES: Try the ice cubes and see if it works. Can't hurt. If it doesn't work, try a Hydrocortisone cream a few times a day. ...Read more

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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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What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bites fast?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bites fast?

Not possible: Although topical cortisone may work but would not work overnight. Injecting the area with kenalog (triamcinolone) may, but it would be like swatting a fly with a hammer. ...Read more

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