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How Do Flea Bites Look Like On Human Skin
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?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Flea bites: Flea bites appear within minutes after being bitten. It all begins with an itchy area that becomes red and puffy after being scratched. ...Read more
What are causes to feel itchy (like flea bites) but the skin takes on blotchy pink color? This time of the year I may itch, but no bite marks seen.
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
My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.
Could Be, but..: To help you I would need a few more clues. Right now I would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Small ones: Fleas are a pesky biter who is frustrated and bites often. The bite site is small and itchy, usually resolving over a week or with simple clensing. Larger sites probably represent a more substantial insect or a bite site that has become infected. ...Read more
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 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
Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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 more
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 more
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 more
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
How come every summer I get flea bites but not on winter? How can I get rid of fleas once and for all?! had them for like 4 and more years! Help!
Fleas: The fleas live better in the summer, but you must find their source! If you have pets, they need to be treated aggressively, if your house is infested, then you need to exterminate them and clean your house with bug/flea "bombs." once you eradicate the source, the fleas will be gone. ...Read more
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