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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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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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I woke up and got these tiny little itchy bumps like flea bites on me. How do I get rid of them?

Check for fleas: As you have waited for a while, i hope by now your lesions are gone. If not, you need to see a physician. In general, if you suspect flea bites, you can take an otc antihistamine and apply an anti-itch lotion such as calamine with pramoxime. Also, check for fleas and treat your mattress. No fleas and recurring rashes, see a physician. ...Read more

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My bug bite id really itchy and need the itch gone now, and i would like to know how to get rid of a bug bite! please help?

My bug bite id really itchy and need the itch gone now, and i would like to know how to get rid of a bug bite! please help?

Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increase the penetration of cortisone to the skin. However the otc cream may well be too weak and you may need a more potent rx preparation. I have found gold bond anti-itch cream or sarna often helpful in reducing itching. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mosquito bites itchy?

How can I get rid of mosquito bites itchy?

See below: If really itchy, try over the counter antihistamine like benedryl. Ice applied to the bite can help, and some people like calamine lotion as well. Don't scratch....It will just get worse, last longer, and might get infected. ...Read more

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I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months,how can i get rid of them?What are they?

I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months,how can i get rid of them?What are they?

Insect bites: Insect bites usually heal long before three months. Perhaps you now have a secondary prolonged reaction. Try applying cortisone type cream or ointment. If lesions persist or worsen, see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of bed bug bites and decrease the itchiness?

Is there a way to get rid of bed bug bites and decrease the itchiness?

Itch: Clean all clothes. You practically have to throw everything in the trash because the bed bugs are small and in the fiber strands of cloth. Medically treating skin rashes is usually not needed. The importance is cleaning the house thoroughly. For itch use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a low dose over the counter cortisol lotion ...Read more

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I got bit by something on my left leg. It's swelling up and about 3 inches big. It's itchy and hurts from time to time. What do I do to get rid of it?

I got bit by something on my left leg. It's swelling up and about 3 inches big. It's itchy and hurts from time to time. What do I do to get rid of it?

Time: If you're certain that this is a bite and not an infection, then a topical (or oral) steroid and a non-sedating antihistamine may help relieve your symptoms, Only time will "get rid of it." It's important that you find out how this happened to prevent a recurrence. If you have any doubt that it's a bite, you should see a doctor. ...Read more