how long do sand flea bites last

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How long do sand flea bites last?

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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 will help the itch.
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How long do flea bites last?

Depends.

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If you have a Type 1 allergy to insect saliva, should be gone in 1-2 days. If Type 4, could last for weeks.
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How long do water flea bites last?

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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 will help the itch.
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Have had flea bites for the last few weeks and they are still on my legs how long does it take before they go ?? They won't stop bleeding ??

Don't scratch.

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When bites last that long, it's usually because the victim is scratching them, which keeps them inflamed - and also explains the bleeding, in your case. Soak a washcloth or old towel in warm water and apply it to your legs at least a couple of times a day. Take Allegra (available OTC) to decrease the itching, and do whatever you have to do (wear boxing gloves?) to keep yourself from scratching.
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Dr. Robert Grieco answered:

How long will sand flea bites takes to heal? They have stopped itching so much but have become smaller and darker? Is this the normal healing process

Normal

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You are on the mends! It goes bright red, to dark to a little residual pigment and if you didn't scratch too much, gone. Good health
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Dr. Norman Levine answered:

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten Aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

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I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Using a cream called Remos IB, will this help my sand flea bites?They have become extremely red and solid like balls on my legs.How long until they go

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It sounds like your bites may be infected. See a doctor for evaluation
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How long does flea bites lasts?

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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 will help the itch.
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How long do flea bites itch?

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Usually one to two weeks. To hasten resolution, try a topical steroid and take an antihistamine
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How long till flea bites go away?

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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 will help the itch.
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