Doctor insights on:
Sand Flea Bites Rash
Hello all, My wife has gotten some rashes for a week. They are like flea bites but i don't think they are because we didn't see any of them. What is it?
This will require: In-person evaluation for proper diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee-high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more
I went to nhs and they said I have flea bites, since 5days alraedy, I washed my clothes, bed sheet, etc took shower twice a day, rash still comes up?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
My 96 yr old grandma has red dots all over her legs, nowhere else.the size of a pea. They aren't raised and don't itch.thought flea bites or heat rash?
See her doctor: Could be any number of causes and with her age I would not wait. ...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 it's 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
I have a very itchy scab/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?
Itchy rash: From the characteristics of the rash, you should still consider insect bites, especially if only exposed skin is affected as well as if anyone else is affected. You should allow the skin to heal by avoid scratching. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help decrease the itching. Use Neosporin on any open sores to cut down on infection. Ultimately, you should see your doc and maybe a Dermatologist for more help. ...Read more
What is some kind of rash that stars out like flea bites and itches extremly bad? I started having these lil bumps come up lookinglike flea bites at first and itching like crazy. They've spread from my feet, goin up my legs a now on my stomach. After scra
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
Probably not: The bites from insects, if the body reacts to the bite, should cause an inflammatory reaction within a few hours to a day most often. ...Read more
Can sand flea bites trigger eczema? If yes, can this type of eczema be cured and not outbreak again?
Sand Fleas: Sand fleas are known to cause infections such as tungiasis, diseases such as carrions disease, pappataci fever virus and leishmaniasis. Though they are not always seen in the unite states of america, these sand fleas are not a rare find in the caribbean. It is those people who have visited the caribbean and returning home, who are carriers of these pests. ...Read more
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
Up to you: 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 (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Yes.: Sand fleas, as well as other biting insects, can trigger a delayed reaction at the bite site by a similar mechanism that causes the well-known hypersensitivity reaction of poison ivy or poison oak rash, often as late as 2-3 days later. And similarly, an anti-inflammatory cream such as Hydrocortisone may blunt the reaction thus making it more tolerable and less itchy. ...Read more
Delayed reaction: Some people have delayed hypersensitivity reactions to the bite. Most of us are familiar with an immediate reaction — for instance a mosquito bites you and you immediately get a red, itchy bump. A similar reaction can be through a different pathway in your body, that can take days to activate and develop a reaction — it's called delayed hypersensitivity reaction, and likely what you are noting. ...Read more
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
Sand flies: It sounds like your bites may be infected. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and feet of human victims and may infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets. Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. Extermination methods should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment to keep from spreading. ...Read more
Flea bites: 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 (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Flea bites: Flea bites — bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may carry diseases to humans. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Sand flea bite treatment
- Sand flea bites treatment
- Treat sand flea bites
- Allergic reaction to sand flea bites
- How to get rid of sand flea bites?
- How long do sand flea bites last?
- What do sand flea bites look like on humans?
- Why does it take a week for sand flea bites to show up?
- Sand flea bite symptoms