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What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

What are the side effects of flea bites on humans?

Depending on...: ...Where you live, here is a list of possible infections fleas have been known to carry: http://www.Kingcounty.Gov/healthservices/health/ehs/zoonotics/fleas.Aspx. ...Read more

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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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Want images of flea bites on humans?

Here you go: For bites use benadryl, Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
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Help please. Saw picture of flea bites on humans and looks like one on my child. Too embarassed to tell anyone?

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

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Need to see photos of flea bites on humans?

Need to see photos of flea bites on humans?

Here you go: For bites use benadryl, Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
once
Apply ice pack
once
Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
once
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Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could i have?

Saw pictures of flea bites on humans and fleas but live in nice home. What could i have?

See below: Still could be fleas but most insect bites look similar. All insect bites can cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. If you have pets, check them. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

Lymph glands: Glands in the groin are used to help infections in the legs/feet. They may also get infected. If it persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

2 year old son has red hot bumps on palms, bumps on arms, ankles & a couple on his side, flea bites? Hfm disease? Chicken pox? How to tell difference?

NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infection/cellulitis. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

Don't Use Pet Flea: Products on yourself humans usually use 1% topical Hydrocortisone which usually isn't problematic. Benadryl or other antihistamines can be taken orally for itching - and this may lead to sedation. ...Read more

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